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 is scheduled to take place May 2 through May 12 as follows:
 
Tuesday, May 2
Spur 66 to Marys Lake Road
Moraine Avenue (from River Rock Condominiums to Marys Lake Road)
High Drive area
Range View
Elkhorn Club Estates
Riverside Drive (from Marys Lake Road to Prospect Park)

Wednesday, May 3
Fall River Road
Riverside Drive (from Prospect Park to Moccasin bypass)
Moccasin bypass and Cyteworth areas
Estes Park Medical Center area
Stanley Circle
CO Highway 7 (west side from Rocky Mountain Park Inn to Lexington Lane)

Thursday, May 4
CO Highway 7 (west side from Lexington Lane to Pinewood Drive)
Peak View Drive to Dekker Circle
 
Friday, May 5
CO Highway 7 (east side from Dannels Fire Station to Whispering Pines Drive)
Park School District area
Bureau of Reclamation neighborhood
Fish Creek Road
The Uplands

Tuesday, May 9
Elkhorn Avenue and downtown (north to Devils Gulch Road)
Davis Hill
Stanley Village
Black Canyon Hills

Wednesday, May 10
U.S. 34 (from Stanley Village east to Bellevue Drive)
Stanley Heights
The Reserve
Ranch Meadows
Lone Pine area
Grand Estates
Dry Gulch Road
Good Samaritan Village

Thursday, May 11
Carriage Hills (south of Whispering Pines Drive)
Arapaho Meadows
Cherokee Drive
Prospect Estates
Centennial Hills
Rockwood Estates

Friday, May 12
Thunder Mountain area
Fall River Estates
Fish Hatchery Road
Kiowa Ridge area
 
For more information about the water main flushing program, please call the Town of Estes Park Water Division at 970-577-3619.