Unidirectional Flushing Program (UDF)

Unidirectional Flushing Program (UDF)

City of Sanford Hydrant Flushing Program

What is it?

The City of Sanford is will be conducting our an annual Unidirectional Flushing (UDF) and Hydrant Maintenance Program. This program will affect only those subdivisions and areas that are on the City’s water system. Private systems and those complexes on master-meters will not be apart of this program. The City of Sanford water distribution system is a complex network, where sediment or deposits may naturally accumulate in the pipes over time. The flushing program removes sediment and ensures that the distribution system is operating at its best. Flushing is done Monday through Thursday between 9:00AM and 4:00PM.

When will the program begin?

Flushing and testing of hydrants is expected to begin within the next 30 to 60 days in your designated service area, and will begin to see "Notice" signs in your area as mention below.

What should I expect while city staff is flushing in my area?

During the flushing periods customers will continue to have water service, but flushing operations may activate low-pressure alarms on automatic fire sprinkler systems and may cause minor water discoloration. While the water is still safe to drink, we recommend that customers run their faucets for five to ten minutes or until water runs clear. Customers should also monitor their water quality prior to doing their laundry. If the discolored water does not clear up after running your faucets as instructed above, please call 407.688.5100.

Questions and Concerns

For any questions or concerns you may have about the program, please contact Sheila Guevara, Water Quality Specialist at 407.688.5000 x 5113 or Customer Service at 407.688.5100.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and we appreciate your understanding as we continue to improve your City's drinking water system.

Cedric Coleman
Utility Operations Manager  

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