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April 21, 2022 5:04 PM

Water Valve Maintenance in Kernersville

Water customers in the Kernersville area may notice slight fluctuations in pressure and temporary discoloration over the next six to eight months as part of the countywide water valve maintenance program. Though water may be discolored briefly while work is underway in your neighborhood, it remains safe for drinking, cooking and bathing.

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities has partnered with HydromaxUSA to evaluate the operation and condition of all 42,000 valves in the distribution system’s 2,330 miles of water mains over the next four years. Work in the Clemmons area is wrapping up and crews have transitioned to Kernersville and the surrounding areas. Work is expected to last through the end of the year. Some fire hydrants in the vicinity will also be flushed as part of the project.

If water appears red, brown or yellow, you should refrain from washing clothes to avoid potential staining of light-colored clothing. Crews will conduct this work with an effort to reduce the impact on customers. Citizens can help prioritize response by reporting discolored water to City Link at citylink@cityofws.org, 336-727-8000 or any of the methods on cityofws.org/citylink.

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