JAMESTOWN – Water main flushing that was delayed due to high water levels last month will now happen this week.
The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities announced that the Falconer flushing has been rescheduled for Thursday and Friday.
The village flushing, normally performed on a Saturday night overnight into Sunday, will take place after 8 p.m. Thursday and into Friday.
Flushing is expected to be completed by mid-day Friday.
The pre-flush normally conducted prior to the actual event will take place starting at 8 a.m. on Thursday.
This pre-flush, officials say, may affect customers in the areas of Aldren, Mapleshade, Ralph and Valmeere.
Customers are reminded that the flushing process can be expected to create discolored water in Falconer and also on the north side of Jamestown.
The main precaution that customers may take during water main flushing is to check for discolored water before doing laundry and to avoid pulling water into your hot water tank.
The BPU also suggests putting aside water for cooking or drinking a day or so ahead of your flushing day because the discolored water is safe but unappetizing in appearance.
Should discolored water enter the household, it can be expected to clear in 12 to 24 hours.
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