Liberty will be beginning its annual spring flushing program as part of its routine distribution system maintenance to help ensure quality water service to Liberty customers on May 22. The flushing will begin in Island Park, Massapequa and Valley Stream.
“Water main flushing is an important part of our operations and maintenance programs to remove harmless mineral and sediment buildup that can cause water to become discolored,” said Brenda Wall, Liberty’s director of operations, “Our flushing program positively impacts water quality while also ensuring all fire hydrants are operating properly, with the adequate flow needed in the event of an emergency.”
Water mains are flushed by opening fire hydrants in specific locations throughout each community to increase water flow to the area. While crews are performing flushing operations, residents may experience a temporary drop in water pressure and possibly discolored water. If you experience discolored water, Liberty askes customers please allow the water to run in your faucet until it is once again clear, which shouldn’t be more than a minute or two.
To learn more about when flushing is scheduled to occur in a specific neighborhood, residents are asked to visit New-York-Water.LibertyUtilities.com/all/residential/ and click ‘Spring Flushing Schedule’ in the News and Events section.
Liberty is part of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., and provides natural gas, water, and electricity distribution services to over one million customer connections. Liberty’s utility operations are primarily located in the United States and Canada and have expanded to Chile and Bermuda. For more information, visit www.libertyenergyandwater.com.