Flushing Your Lines

Flushing Your Water Lines

Flushing the water lines inside your home can help maintain water quality.  Flushing is easy - either follow the steps below or watch our short video for an animated tutorial. 

Flushing procedures:


  • Run cold water from the highest point in your home, which is typically a bathroom/bathtub faucet.  Allow a strong stream of cold water to run for a minimum of five minutes.
  • Flushing a toilet twice or running a shower or bath will flush your lines.
  • Allow the cold water line to run for a minimum of five minutes before using the water for cooking or drinking. 
  • If work is performed on your outdoor water lines