The Shenandoah Water Department and contractors will begin the process of flushing and inspecting the city’s water tower on Monday, Oct. 7. The Water Tower will be out of service approximately two or three days while completing this process.
Water Superintendent Tim Martin said the last time the city flushed the tower was around 2012.
Martin says a company will come in and flush the tower of any sediment in the bowl and then inspect the paint. The tower will then be refilled and chlorine added for disinfection. Once the chlorine has had time to work inside the tower, they will test the water inside the tower for safety.
Martin says the city will use pumps to move water directly from the city’s water treatment plant into the water system and the water will remain safe for consumption.
“We will have two hydrants that will act as blow-off valves so people may notice a discharge of water from a city hydrant from time to time,” said Martin.
For any questions, contact the Shenandoah Water Department at 712-246-3372.