Annual Water Main Flush

The Town of Estes Park Water Division conducts an annual water main flushing program from April to May. The flushing improves water quality and clarity by creating a higher than normal flow through the distribution system. This flow helps to clear the pipes of the iron oxide buildup resulting from corrosion of older steel pipes. Water customers may notice discoloration of their water for a short period of time.
The rusty-looking water can leave iron stains in clothing and is not aesthetically-pleasing, but it is safe to use.  The best solution for customers is to avoid using water, particularly hot water, when crews are flushing in the area.  If rusty water is drawn, cold water should be run for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the water clears.  If the water does not clear in that time, water should be shut off for about 30 minutes before the process is repeated.

The 2017 annual water main flush was completed May 12. Detailed scheduling information about the 2018 annual water main flush will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
 
For more information about the water main flushing program, please call the Town of Estes Park Water Division at 970-577-3619.