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NPWA – Annual Hydrant Flushing Announcement.

North Penn Water Authority Customers:  Annual Hydrant Flushing Notice

Due to the essential function of fire hydrants and the importance of maintaining the excellent water quality in our distribution system, NPWA will commence its annual Fire Hydrant Inspection and Flushing Program on Sunday, March 29, 2020.  Annual inspection and flushing of fire hydrants increase public safety by ensuring that hydrants will function when called upon in the case of a fire. Flushing of hydrants also improves water quality by removing the build-up of materials from the inside of water distribution pipes.

We understand that this is an already very stressful time for everyone in our community with the many limits put in place to protect citizens from COVID-19. NPWA is one of the ‘life-sustaining businesses’ identified by Governor Wolf’s recent order. We are committed to continuing our vital water supply operations to the public without interruption. We will conduct most flushing overnight, in an effort to limit the impact to our customers.

NPWA’s Annual Flushing Program will begin on March 29th and run through May 25th, weather permitting.  Tentative dates for New Britain Borough are March 29th through April 16th.

Flushing is done between 8:00 PM and 4:00 AM and during the day between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  As a result, some customers may notice discolored water and/or lower than normal water pressure.  If discoloration occurs, run COLD water for about 10 minutes and your water should clear up.