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Discolored Water Possible During Collingswood Flushing This Week

Water will be safe to drink, but residents are advised to run the water to eliminate discoloration.

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Patch File Photo
Collingswood will conduct its annual flushing of the water this week, and residents may see some discoloration during this time, the Courier Post reports.

The water is safe to drink, but residents should run their water to clear discoloration, according to the report.

The flushing is designed to clear out minerals that collect at the bottom of water mains, according to the report.

sahiraraqs April 16, 2014 at 07:44 AM
It was brownish for a few days last week. The whole family kept thinking someone else had forgotten to flush the toilet, until we realized that was the color of the water! And this is definitely not a once a year thing in Collingswood. More like once a month! And then the water smells like bleach for days afterward, and the house like an indoor swimming pool when you use the water.
John April 16, 2014 at 09:39 AM
Sounds like we need a Payments In Lieu Of Rust (PILOR) program for the water department.
ramgrd April 16, 2014 at 12:45 PM
Late last night pressure dropped extremely low. And we had no water at all on 2nd floor. Then it finally came back, discolored.
DoneWithNews April 16, 2014 at 02:57 PM
See, now, normally discolored water is a CAUSE of flushing...
Carollyn Ogden April 16, 2014 at 11:05 PM
I work at a local spa in town and they flushed the line last week and ruined a bunch of facial towels and sheets....thanks for the warning a week too late!

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