Due to a rise in demand during the current heat wave, increased water
velocity has stirred up sediment in the City's major transmission lines
and some water customers may notice discolored water this afternoon or
evening. Areas most likely to be affected are in north Napa but it is
possible other isolated areas of the water system may be affected.
Crews are working now to flush selected areas within the
distribution system. While flushing is taking place within the
distribution system, the Water Division recommends customers flush their
own system by opening inside and outside faucets for three to four
minutes if discolored water is detected. Avoid washing any “white”
laundry while the water discoloration persists. City water remains safe
for all uses.
ORIGINAL ALERT: 4 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013 North Napa city water customers may see discolored water this afternoon, according to an alert from the city. The water remains safe for all uses, the city says.