The Norfolk Water Division has begun their annual water main flushing program on April 18. Flushing will continue during the day beginning at 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 4:30 p.m.
Flushing will begin Monday morning and conclude Friday afternoon. It’s estimated the flushing program will be completed by May 27. 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 day, May 23 through May 27 are as follows:
All areas from Victory Road east to John A Doherty Drive, from NE Industrial Highway south to Benjamin Avenue from Highway 35 east, from Benjamin Avenue south to Omaha Avenue.
Locations affected by the program will include:
Norfolk Iron and Metal
Norfolk Regional Center
Victory Village Apartments
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's 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 please call the Water Division at 844-2210.