While 95% of our customers aren’t experiencing any discolored water issues, we understand that several of you are. Of the customers experiencing issues, the majority of those issues are due to galvanized plumbing in your homes. DWMF has some cast iron and galvanized plumbing in our system as well, which is attributing to the discoloration in a few areas.
What are we doing to help alleviate the issue? In addition to flushing our mains, we have allowed and encouraged customers, who have called in with concerns and received approval, to flush inside their homes; we are adjusting the water bills to average usage so that you are not bearing the cost for the flushing. As a long-term aid, we have formulated a Replacement Plan to rid all galvanized and cast iron pipe in our system. (The map to the right shows the Replacement Plan.) Phase I of the plan was completed in October 2017. Phase II, the much larger scale project, awarded US Highway 25-70 and E. Main Street sections on December 12, 2017. The remaining sections not awarded will be discussed with Town Council in January. Phase III (DWMF’s Internal Replacement) is already in progress.
For more information, please look at Discolored Water section of our website.