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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Water District line flushing completed ahead of schedule


by MATT HUGHES
J-E News Editor
2014 continues to be a high production year for the Webster County Water District (WCWD), with production numbers topping those from 2013 in 8 of the first 9 months of the year. Overall WCWD has produced 18.4 million more gallons this year than last. Even more importantly, water sales are up and less water is being lost to line flushing.
As water flows through the system, lines begin to accumulate build-ups of sediment. These build-ups are especially bad in low flow and dead end lines, where water may stay for longer periods of time. These build-ups naturally occur for various reasons over time in all water systems, and if left unchecked can result in a drop in water quality and can affect the taste, clarity, and color of the water.