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Public Notification

Posted on Friday May 13, 2022
 
Hope Water & Light customers in the Oakhaven Area may notice slight changes in their water service on May 17, 2022 as the water department conducts a pressure test using the I-30 water tank with the Oakhaven tank closed off.
 
PUBLIC NOTIFICATION

HOPE WATER & LIGHT TO CONDUCT PRESSURE TEST IN OAKHAVEN AREA

OAKHAVEN TANK OFF & USING I-30 TANK

May 17, 2022

Hope Water & Light customers in the Oakhaven Area may notice slight changes in their water service on May 17, 2022 as the water department conducts a pressure test using the I-30 water tank with the Oakhaven tank closed off.  Some fire hydrants will be used to monitor pressure and conduct some flushing as needed.  Work will begin about 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 and continue for most of the day.  When conducting this pressure test water in some pipes will flow in the opposite direction, and the water may be discolored for short periods of time.

Water service will not be turned off during the pressure test.  Therefore, customers may experience fluctuating water pressure and/or discolored water during the pressure test.  The discolored water is not a health threat.  However, IT MAY STAIN FABRICS IF USED FOR LAUNDRY PURPOSES.  Residents are encouraged to first check their water for color before cooking, bathing or washing clothes.  If you notice discolored water in your private water system, do not run any appliances that require water until you take the following steps:

Turn on each cold water faucet in your home or business.Allow the water to run a few minutes until it is clear.

After Step (1) is complete, then flush each toilet two times.

If, after following these steps, you still have discolored water in your water system, wait two or three hours and repeat the above process.  This should give the water system time to return to normal.  If you still have discoloration, please call Hope Water & Light at 777-3000.

The purpose of this pressure test is to determine the procedures to follow if the Oakhaven tank has to be taken out of service for maintenance and/or painting.  We would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused by this pressure test.

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