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Posted on: April 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Spring Water Line Flushing On Tap For May

System Flushing NewsFlash

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-April 19, 2022-Every spring, the city’s water team takes on the task of flushing the network of water main lines to keep water quality at top levels and ensure that fire hydrants are operational. 

System flushing is necessary to remove sediment that naturally settles in pipes over time and especially during low flow periods. In addition, the program allows every fire hydrant (1,000+) to be serviced and tested to ensure it’s in proper working condition. 

Crews will begin flushing the system starting the first week of May and continue throughout spring. During the annual testing and service, residents may experience discolored water and fluctuating water pressures during this time. 

Water should clear up quickly, and residents can run cold water from a bathtub for 10 to 15 minutes to help clear of the water. However unlikely, if water doesn’t clear up, turn off water and wait 30 to 60 minutes before attempting to clear the line again. 

Residents may contact the Water & Utilities Department at 970.871.6303 or reach out directly to Distribution & Collection System Manager, Michelle Carr, or Distribution & Collection Supervisor, Brian Morse. Water & Utilities information is also available at


Michelle Carr, Distribution & Collection System Manager, 970.871.8204 or email
Brian Morse, Distribution & Collection System Supervisor, 970.819.9128 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

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