What should you do after a water main break?


Repairs to water service can allow sediment and debris into pipes. Here are some tips for clearing debris from your water pipes after street repairs have been made:


  • Run your cold water faucets for several minutes to release air and remove debris from the system.
  • Use bathtub, laundry faucets and hose bibs when possible for flushing your system, as they generally have a larger capacity and do not have aerator screens to trap debris.
  • Clean faucet screens to remove debris that might clog the water fixture.