The Norfolk Water Division will begin their annual water main flushing program on April 25th, 2021. Flushing will be conducted during the evening and overnight hours beginning at 8:30 PM and concluding at 6:30 AM the following day. Flushing will begin Sunday evening and conclude Thursday morning. No flushing will be performed on Thursday, Friday or Saturday evenings. It is estimated that the flushing program will be completed by May 20th 2021. The Norfolk Water Division is asking that the public refrain from parking near fire hydrants in the affected areas.
Areas to be flushed during the second week, May 2nd to May 6th are as follows.
All areas from Hillview Drive east to 13th Street, north of Benjamin Avenue to Alaska Avenue.
18th Street east to 7th Street, south of Maple Avenue to Washington Avenue.
Locations affected by the program will include,
- Grant School
- The Meadows
- Hiland Dairy
- St Joseph Nursing Home
- Fire Station #1
- Galeta Area
- Holiday Inn Express
- Ponca Housing Authority
- Milk Specialties
- Skyview Medical
- Westside School
- Faith Regional East Campus
- Midwest Allergy & Asthma Clinic
- Sunset Plaza
- Behavioral Health/The Chateau
- Overhead Door
- All commercial locations along 13th Street from Maple Avenue south to Washington Avenue.
The purpose of the flushing program is to remove the buildup of Iron and Manganese deposits that have collected in the water mains. The water is bacteria free however, it is not recommended to consume the water if it is extremely discolored. Customers living in the area affected by the flushing program are encouraged not to perform any laundry tasks at this time. The isolation of ice machines is recommended to prevent any iron and manganese deposits from plugging the ice machines.
The City of Norfolk would like to thank you for your patience during this program.
For those requiring additional information may call the Water Division at 844-2210.