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June 5, 2020 12:02 PM

Water Tank Maintenance Starts June 5

Water customers who live in downtown Winston-Salem and as far east as Walkertown and Kernersville may notice water pressure fluctuations or temporary discoloration in their tap water during rehabilitation of the water tank at 905 Chestnut St.

Work is scheduled to begin on Friday, June 5 to repaint the tank. It is anticipated the tank will be returned to service in July. Potential areas that could be affected are downtown Winston-Salem east of U.S. 52 and north of Salem Parkway, as well as eastern Forsyth County customers in Walkertown and Kernersville.

Citizens who experience discolored water that appears red, brown or yellow should refrain from washing clothes to avoid possible staining of light-colored clothing. Although the water may appear discolored, it remains safe for drinking, cooking and bathing.

To minimize potential impact on customers, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities will flush water lines during the changeover. Citizens can help WSFC Utilities monitor impact and prioritize response efforts by reporting pressure fluctuations or discolored water to City Link at 311 or 336-727-8000.

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