***RESTORING WATER QUALITY IN BUILDINGS FOR REOPENING***
May 12, 2020
******* RESTORING WATER QUALITY IN BUILDINGS FOR REOPENING ***********
Buildings and businesses closed for weeks or months reduce water usage, potentially leading to stagnant water inside building plumbing. This water can become unsafe to drink or otherwise use for personal or commercial purposes. EPA recommends that building owners, building managers, and businesses take steps to flush the building’s plumbing before reopening. Flushing involves opening taps and letting water run to remove water that has been standing in the interior pipe and/or outlets. The flushing time can vary by the plumbing configuration and type of outlet being cleared. It is also recommended that water heaters are drained and all hot water lines flushed. Flush, clean and maintain devices connected to the plumbing system such as ice machines and follow the manufacturers recommendations.
For more information go to EPA.gov/CORONAVIRUS or call Natchez Water Works at 601-445-5521.