Water Tank Maintenance Could Bring Discolored Water

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by Camel City Dispatch

By Staff

According to the City of Winston-Salem, some Utilities Division customers who live in Clemmons may notice a temporary discoloration in their water the week of January 11th when a water tank is taken out of service for routine maintenance.

The Clemmons Water Tank, at 3552 Clemmons Road, was taken out of service Monday the 11, for a general inspection and washout. This maintenance is expected to be completed and the tank returned to service by Friday, January 15th.

When the tank is taken out of service and placed back into service, changes in flow patterns in the water distribution system may temporarily result in discolored water that appears red, brown or yellow. The affected area will be limited to south of the intersection of Peace Haven Road and Lewisville-Clemmons Road.

Citizens who experience discolored water should refrain from washing clothes as any discolored water could stain light-colored clothing. Although the water may appear discolored it remains safe.

To minimize the impact of this maintenance on customers, Utilities Division personnel will flush the water lines during the changeover. Citizens can assist the Utilities Division by reporting discolored water to CityLink at 311 or 336/727-8000. This will allow Utilities personnel to prioritize their flushing efforts.




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