Newberg begins annual water flushing program
The city of Newberg began flushing the town's water lines on Nov. 1 as part of an annual program.
According to city officials, the program enhances the drinking water system by improving water clarity and taste. Maintenance will continue through May.
Large amounts of water are being released into the street or ditches by public works maintenance crews from flushing points such as fire hydrants and blow-off valves. Water service to residences and businesses is not being interrupted during the program.
Some residents in the area being flushed may experience discoloration in their water at times. The discoloration is caused by sediments flushed from the lines and should clear up soon after flushing is completed, according to the city. Letting water run out of the tap before use will help clear up service lines.
Signs will be posted in the areas that are being flushed. For questions about the program or water discoloration after completion of flushing, call the city's public works maintenance department at 503–537–1234.
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