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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Upcoming Water System Maintenance


To assist in our primary mission of providing safe and reliable water to the community, the Public Works Department Water Division will be undertaking flushing of various fire hydrants in the City.  The first flushing operation will take place over a two night period when our records indicate water demand is at its lowest point.  Over the next few months, additional areas of the City will have flushing performed.  Notices for each event will be sent and posted on the City’s webpage and other social media platforms.

City Crews will begin their activities at 10:00 pm and end them by 4:00 am the following morning.   The City is taking a number of steps to minimize the potential impact to water customers.  The Water Division will initiate a flushing program in the central region of the City for one night, in advance of the valve operation to clean the water system pipes of any sediment deposits that occur in water pipes.  Crews will also flush the water system in tandem with the valve operations on the second night.

The flushing will occur on Sunday, January 24th and Monday, January 25th, starting at 10:00 pm and ending at 4:00 am the next morning.  The area of operation is between Southern Ave to the north, Tweedy Blvd to south, Atlantic Ave to east and Dorothy Ave to west, which is located in Zone 10.  The attached map shows where Zone 10  is located in more detail.  

While all steps have been taken to reduce the chance of a customer experiencing a water discoloration episode, customers in the impacted area are strongly encouraged to not use water during these times to the extent possible.  Should you experience discolored water, we ask that you flush your own house pipes by running faucets for approximately 5 minutes or less.  This should dispel any such discolored water that by small chance got into your house or business water pipes.  Should you have continued water discoloration after flushing, please call our Public Works Department at 323-563-5790.  Customers who believe they may have incurred damages can file a claim with the City Clerk's Office at 323-563-9510.

The flushing of water pipes is a standard procedure for water purveyors across the State.  Our mission is simply to provide safe and reliable water to customers in South Gate.

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