Hydrant Flushing Green Cliff Road and Stone Cliff Drive Neighborhoods October 22, 2019


Green Cliff Road and Stone Cliff Drive Neighborhoods

October 22, 2019

The East Lyme Water Department will be flushing the water mains in the Green Cliff Road and Stone Cliff Drive neighborhoods and adjacent side streets starting on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 subject to the completion of the road reconstruction work in those areas. Flushing will take approximately three days to complete. Be advised that temporary discoloration of the water may occur during flushing.

When flushing occurs, sediment that accumulates in the main becomes disturbed and temporarily suspended in the water causing a brown, red, orange, or yellow color. This disturbance usually lasts for approximately two to four hours after which time the sediment will settle out and the water will be clear. This discolored water is not a health threat. However, the discolored water can stain clothing, so it is best to wait several hours for the water to clear before doing any laundry. Also, do not use any hot water as you may draw the discolored water into your hot water tank, which may have to be flushed later. If you were doing laundry when the water became discolored, rewash the laundry later when the water is clear. Use a rust stain remover or regular detergent. Do not use chlorine bleach. Chlorine can react with iron and can form a permanent stain.

If you have any questions concerning this matter, please contact the East Lyme Water Department at 860-691-4104.