Limerick Fire Hydrant Flushing Scheduled to Start Tuesday

LIMERICK PA – Crews from Pennsylvania American Water will begin “routine flushing” Tuesday (May 24, 2022) of its water distribution system across Limerick Township, the municipality reported a day earlier. Flushing, which allows the water company to “test and maintain fire hydrants,” is expected to occur weekdays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. through June 10 (Friday), the company added.

“No interruptions in water service will occur as a result of the work,” its website stated.

Reduced water pressure or discolored water may be seen at household taps as a result, it stated. “If your water is discolored, run the cold water taps only, at the lowest level of the house for about 3 to 5 minutes until the water runs clear. If discolored water occurs please also refrain from doing laundry during that time,” Pennsylvania American advised.

“These conditions are temporary and may only last and hour or two past the conclusion of the hydrant flushing,” according to its website.

Its announcement also asked passers-by to avoid approaching crews while they work to ensure “safety for both customers and employees.”

Home-dialysis patients whose homes are served by Pennsylvania American and are located in areas where flushing is scheduled should call the company’s customer service center at 800-565-7292, it suggested. Those who need more information on or have questions about the flushing plans should call the same phone number.

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