The City of Battle Ground Public Works Department, as part of its ongoing water system maintenance program, will soon begin the process of flushing main water lines throughout the city. The process will occur in different areas of the city from February through May of this year.
Routine 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.