WATER MAIN VIA FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING PROGRAM
As part of ongoing planned improvements that are taking place throughout the City of Riviera Beach Utility Special District’s water distribution system, this notice is to inform affected residents, business owners, and other stakeholders that there will be unidirectional flushing of water mains via fire hydrants throughout the central and eastern areas of the City of Riviera Beach that are located east of Garden Road. In addition, unidirectional flushing of water mains via fire hydrants will be throughout the Town of Palm Beach Shores. The geographic boundaries that the water mains via fire hydrants will be flushed are within the red boundaries shown on the map below:
UNIDIRECTIONAL FLUSHIING MAP
These planned flushing activities will take place as follows: Beginning Monday, February 7, 2022 and concluding approximately two months later, occurring on Mondays through Fridays (and occasionally on Saturday) between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:30 pm.
THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE COMMON DURING THE FLUSHING PROCESS:
THE WATER MAY BE DISCOLORED BUT IS SAFE TO DRINK.
A DROP IN WATER PRESSURE MAY OCCUR, THEREBY CONSUMERS ARE ASKED TO LIMIT WATER USAGE DURING THE DURATION OF THE EVENT.
THE WATER WILL LIKELY APPEAR CLOUDY AS PIPES ARE BEING FLUSHED.
IT IS ADVISABLE TO AVOID WASHING CLOTHES, ESPECIALLY WHITE FABRICS UNTIL THE WATER RUNS CLEAR. IF ANY RUST STAINS APPEAR ON YOUR WET LAUNDRY, DO NOT DRY YOUR CLOTHES. SIMPLY RUN THE COLD WATER IN YOUR HOME OR AT A HOSE UNTIL IT IS CLEAR AND THEN WASH CLOTHING AGAIN.
ONCE THE FLUSHING PROCESS IS COMPLETE:
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT CUSTOMERS RUN COLD WATER IN THEIR HOMES AND BUSINESSES FOR 5 – 15 MINUTES TO RESTORE CLEAR WATER.
SINCE WATER FOR HOT WATER TANKS IS REPLENISHED FROM COLDWATER, PLEASE AVOID USING HOT WATER SO THAT THE CLOUDY WATER DOES NOT ENTER THE HOT WATER TANK.
CUSTOMERS WITH A WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM OR WATER FILTER, SHOULD NOT CHOOSE A TAP THAT HAS A WATER FILTER CONNECTED TO IT AS SEDIMENT MAY CLOG FILTERS.
Should customers experience an interruption of water, or the water is discoloured or cloudy after flushing has ended, please contact the Utility Special District’s Administration Office between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday at (561) 845-4185. The after-hours number is 561-845-4187.
In the meanwhile, inquiries for additional information are welcomed and encouraged. Thank you for your patience and please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused as a result of these improvements.
Special Water Flushing Program in the Area of
Central and Eastern City of Riviera Beach
and the Town of Palm Beach Shores
As part of the ongoing improvements to the water distribution system, the Riviera Beach Utility Special District will be undertaking a new flushing program throughout the central and eastern areas of the City of Riviera Beach that are located east of Garden Road. In addition, unidirectional flushing of water mains via fire hydrants will be throughout the Town of Palm Beach Shores.
Flushing of the water mains and fire hydrants will commence on Monday, February 7, 2022. The work will be performed between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:30 pm. Mondays through Fridays (and occasionally on Saturday) for the next two months.
During this time, customers may notice cloudy water immediately following the flushing in their immediate area. Customers are advised to run their cold tap water for a period to clear the cloudiness in these circumstances. Further details can be found online at the City’s website as well as flushing signs within the locations that the water mains and fire hydrants are being flushed.
Riviera Beach Utility Special District thanks its customers for their patience as the District continues to work on the important task of improving the water supply to their customers.