As part of continued efforts to properly maintain the City’s water distribution lines and ensure that our drinking water remains as high of quality as possible, the City Water Department has a Unidirectional Flushing (UDF) program in place.
What is UDF?
During UDF, water is forced through a water pipe at a velocity high enough to remove material build-up from within the pipe. The water used during the UDF process is discharged through a fire hydrant. Material removed in this process is harmless and requires no special treatment.
Crews will systematically flush small sections of the City’s water system over a 6 – 7 month period.
Report water discoloration problems by calling the Larned Water Department at 620-285-8585.