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Distribution System

Drinking water is delivered to homes and businesses through the water distribution system, a network of infrastructure that includes pipes, valves, fire hydrants, treatment facilities, and storage tanks.  Mount Pleasant Waterworks’ water mains must be maintained to ensure the water keeps flowing 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Fire Hydrants
Fire hydrants are owned and maintained by Mount Pleasant Waterworks, although area fire departments periodically test hydrants. Mount Pleasant Waterworks has more than 5,000 fire hydrants.

We do allow fire hydrants to be used for temporary water service, but this requires a special permit.  Submit a permit or meter request here (need hyperlink to form page form already exist).

Water Main Flushing
Over time, minerals and other deposits can accumulate inside water mains. To clean the mains and remove these deposits, Mount Pleasant Waterworks’ uses a technique called Unidirectional Flushing, or UDF.

Flushing water mains involves opening a nearby fire hydrant and discharging water from the hydrant; the high velocity of the water cleans the inside of the mains. Following this flushing you may experience discolored water,  run your faucets until your water clears. 

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