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July 8, 2021 11:13 AM

Water valve maintenance starting July 12

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 will begin in the downtown area of Winston-Salem on Monday, July 12, and is expected to be completed in four months. This phase of the project is roughly bordered by Ninth Street on the north, Cameron Avenue on the east, First Street on the south and Broad Street on the west. See attached map. Some fire hydrants in the vicinity will also be flushed as part of the project.

Water customers may notice slight fluctuations in pressure and temporary discoloration for a brief period of time. Although water may appear discolored, it remains safe for drinking, cooking and bathing. 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 311 or 336-727-8000.

Downtown Water Valve Project-July 12
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