Residents are advised to "flush" their water following the lifting of the boil water advisory, to clear plumbing of potentially contaminated water. Please follow these guidelines:
Clean aerators: (aerators are the screens at the end of the faucets, they reduce the amount of water that comes out of the faucet and control the flow.
Flush cold water faucets: 5 minutes with cold water.
Flush hot water faucets: To clear hot-water pipes and water heater, flush the hot water line for a minimum of 15 minutes for a typical household 40-gallon hot-water tank, 30 minutes for an 80-gallon hot water tank or larger.
Water Heaters: run hot water from all faucets until water runs cold. Second option is to drain the water heater using spigot/release on the bottom of heater.
Flush showers: 5 minutes of a mix of hot and cold water
Toilets: flush and clean each toilet.
Dish Washers: If your machine has a sanitize cycle, run 1 cycle
Outdoor Spigots: 5 minutes, disconnect hose first.
Refrigerator Water Dispenser: flush for 5 minutes or at least 1 quart of water.
Faucet/Fridge Water Filters: consider replacing filter per manufacturer recommendation.
In-Line Water Filter: consider replacing filter per manufacturer recommendation.
Ice Makers: Discard about three batches of ice from the ice maker and sanitize the ice bin.
Water Softeners: cycle water softener per manufacturer recommendation.
Humidifiers: Discard any water used in humidifiers, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), oral, medical, or health care devices, and rinse the device with clean water.