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Water Main Flushing

The City of Battle Ground Public Works Department, as part of its ongoing water system maintenance program, routinely flushes the main water lines throughout the city.

Water main flushing is important to enhance water quality and clarity. The process of opening fire hydrants creates high velocity water flow which dislodges and removes built-up sediment from the system. Flushing also provides the opportunity to test fire hydrants to make sure water flow and pressure are sufficient.

As the flushing operations occur in areas of the city, it may lead to localized and temporary discolored water which can be drawn into homes and businesses if water is being used during or immediately following the flushing. The discoloration is caused by naturally occurring iron (red color) or manganese (black color) deposits being dislodged from the system. While aesthetically unpleasant, the water is not a health hazard. If discoloration occurs, open the cold tap nearest the water meter to full flow until the water runs clear. It is also advised that your water is clear before doing laundry or other projects for which discolored water could cause a problem. 

Water Main Flushing Schedule & Locations
We have provided the information below and the quadrant map to the right in an effort to identify where flushing operations will or has occurred.   

This schedule will be updated as work progresses.  Keep in mind that schedules may change due to unknown factors such as weather or emerging priorities.

Flushing will generally occur between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm.
Map of City Quadrants
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THE 2015 WATER MAIN FLUSHING PROGRAM HAS BEEN DEFERRED AS OF MAY 1, 2015 UNTIL AFTER THE SUMMER SEASON.



Week of  
April 6 
Quadrant: NW COMPLETED
Area: East of 10th Ave (SR-503) to N. Parkway; NW 12th St. south to Main St.

Quadrant: NW  COMPLETED
Area: East of 10th Ave (SR-503) to N Parkway; NW Onsdorff south to 12th St.
 
Week of March 16 & 23
Quadrant: NW  COMPLETED
Area: East of 10th Ave (SR-503) to N Parkway; NW Onsdorff to 244th St.

Quadrant: NW  COMPLETED
Area: South of NW 9th St to Main St; West of NW 20th Ave to SR-503

Week of March 9
Quadrant: NW  COMPLETED
Area: South of NW 9th St to Main St; West of NW 20th Ave to SR-503

Quadrant: NW  COMPLETED
Area: South of Onsdorff to NW 9th St; West of NW 20th Ave to SR-503

Quadrant: NW  COMPLETED
Neighborhood: Parkview Trails
Area:  West of 20th Ave;  NW Main St north to Daybreak Schools

Week of March 2
Quadrant: NW  COMPLETED
Neighborhood: Parkview Trails
Area:  West of 20th Ave;  NW Main St north to Daybreak Schools

Quadrant: SW  COMPLETED
Neighborhood: Horsethief Canyon 
Area:  West of 20th Ave;  SW 11th St north to Main St

Quadrant: SW  COMPLETED
Neighborhood:  BG West
Area:  East of 20th Ave; SW 5th Ave north to Main St

 





 

 



Contact
Scott Sawyer, P.E.
Public Works Director
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1308 SE Grace Ave.
Battle Ground, WA 98604

Ph: (360) 342-5350
Fx: (360) 342-5359

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Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 4:00pm


Important Contacts
Water Leak or Sewer Emergency (24/7) 

Ph: (360) 635-7076

Report Stormwater Pollution

Ph: (360) 342-5070

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Call: 8-1-1