What should I do after the flushing?

If the tap water is used during flushing, it could come out full of sediment and discoloration. If you encounter discolored water, shut the water off and wait several minutes. After waiting, check for clarity by running cold water for a few minutes allowing new water to work its way into your pipes. If not, wait a few more minutes and check again. We recommend using a tub or outside faucet to clear the line. In some cases, you may experience slight discoloration for a few hours. This discoloration only affects the appearance of the water; it does not affect the taste or water quality.

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1. What should I do when I see town crews flushing hydrants in my area?
2. What should I do after the flushing?
3. What should I do if my water pressure or volume seems low after flushing?
4. Why does the water look funny after hydrant flushing?
5. Is it okay to drink the sediment-laden or discolored water during temporary disturbance events?
6. What is the silt in the water system after flushing?