May 12, 2020 9:08 PM

Great Bend urges businesses to flush waterlines before reopening

Posted May 12, 2020 9:08 PM

From the City of Great Bend...

As we begin the reopening process and businesses start to serve customers, The Great Bend Public Works Utilities Division would like to urge business owners to take precautions to keep water quality standards. Buildings that have been closed for more than a week need to have the service lines and internal plumbing completely flushed, even if there has been low occupancy.

Water that is not being used on a regular basis can have a quality change if the water has been stagnant, especially after an extended amount of time. Flushing the cold and hot lines decrease the risk of bacterial growth and brings clean and freshly disinfected water into the water lines of your building.

We ask you to:

  1. Before reopening, run every faucet and tap in the business. Cold water first, then Hot.
  2. Flush and maintain other water using appliance or system with a water connection, for example ice machines, filters for refrigerators, and drinking fountains.
  3. Flush your toilets

For further information visit the EPA’s website “Information on Maintaining or Restoring Water Quality in Buildings with Low or No Use”

The City of Great Bend tests the quality of our water regularly throughout our service area. All testing that is done ensures that we meet the State and Federal guidelines. The City of Great Bend recommends flushing your building’s system to receive fresh water into your building and avoiding the use of stagnate water.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the Utilities Division at (620)793-4170.

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