Southington Water
(860) 628-5593
605 West Queen St, Southington, CT 06489
Mon-Fri 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Water Main Cleaning (Flushing)

Distribution mains (pipes) convey water to homes, businesses, and hydrants in your neighborhood. The water entering distribution mains is of very high quality; however, water quality can deteriorate in areas of distribution mains over time. Water main flushing is the process of cleaning the interior of water distribution mains by sending a rapid flow of water through the mains. Flushing maintains water quality in several ways. For example, flushing removes sediments like iron and manganese. Although iron and manganese do not pose health concerns, they can affect the taste, clarity, and color of water. Additionally, sediments can shield microorganisms from the disinfecting power of chlorine, contributing to the growth of microorganisms within distribution mains. Flushing helps remove stale water and ensures the presence of fresh water with sufficient dissolved oxygen, disinfectant levels, and an acceptable taste and smell. During flushing operations in your neighborhood, some short-term deterioration of water quality, though uncommon, is possible. You should avoid tap water for household uses at this time. If you do use the tap, allow your cold water to run for a few minutes at full velocity before use and avoid using hot water to prevent sediment accumulation in your hot water tank.

Please contact us if you have any questions or if you would like more information.  


Flushing Schedule for Week Ending September 18, 2020

Flushing Schedule for Week Ending September 18 and September 25, 2020

Flushing Schedule for Week Ending October 2, 2020

Flushing Schedule for Week Ending October 9, 2020

Flushing Schedule for Week Ending October 16, 2020

Flushing Schedule for Week Ending October 23, 2020

Flushing Schedule for Week Ending October 30, 2020





The Department is requesting customers limit the amount of outside water use and adhere to odd/even watering. Odd/even watering allows for properties with an even street number to water on even days of the month and the same for properties with odd street numbers to water on odd days of the month. This also applies to washing cars, watering flowers, and any other non-essential outside uses. For more information, please contact us at 860-628-5593

See Conservation Tips under Important Updates


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