FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2017
For more information contact. Bob Wichser, Executive Director
ARWA Announces 2017 Schedule for
Annual Water Transmission System Flushing Program
The Appomattox River Water Authority (ARWA) announced its schedule today for its annual water main line flushing program during the last week of February through the first week in March.
For over the past twenty-two years, ARWA has annually flushed out its wholesale water transmission lines to remove any settled material (sediment, sand, etc.). Flushing of the system is a routine maintenance effort that helps assure appropriate water quality and availability to all ARWA customers. This process is completed by ARWA staff each year, generally in March.
The current schedule this year calls for the water main transmission line flushing to occur from February 27th to March 3rd. If inclement weather occurs, the flushing will be pushed back to the week of March 6th or at the latest the week of March 20th.
While it is possible for this maintenance process to create some discoloration of water in isolated situations, it will have no adverse effect on the quality or safety of drinking water.
ARWA customers with questions or concerns,about the waterline flushing program are encouraged to call ARWA at 590-1145 or contact their local water service provider directly.
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The Appomattox River Water Authority (ARWA) provides safe, reliable, clean water to customers in Chesterfield, Dinwiddie and Prince George Counties, and the Cities of Colonial Heights and Petersbur,„ Virginia, from facilities
located next to Brasfield Dam, at the Chesdin Reservoir. For more information about ARWA, plea.,e visit htto://www.arwava.org/