Why is flushing needed?

As part of our efforts to maintain and continue providing reliable services, pipes need to be flushed regular to prevent water from remaining stagnant in the pipes for an extended period, and clear pipes from natural deposits that may accrue over time.

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1. Why does it seem to take the District time to fix a leak?
2. How can we help keep our water clean?
3. Can someone tell me what the water pressure is on my property?
4. Why would the water pressure at my house sometimes seem abnormally low or high?
5. What should I do if I have a concern about the quality of my water?
6. Why does staff let water from fire hydrants run into the street?
7. Why is flushing needed?
8. Will flushing affect my water service?
9. Do I need to do anything after flushing has been completed?
10. What can I do if my water looks rusty / discolored?