City water system to be flushed

The City of Lebanon will begin the annual flushing of the public water system on Monday, Oct. 30. The annual flushing is done to ensure clean and safe drinking water, increase flows through fire hydrants, and identify any maintenance needs before they become a problem.

During the process, City of Lebanon maintenance crews will flush fire hydrants and exercise water valves throughout the city. There is potential for sediment in the pipes to be stirred and cause discoloration of the water while the crews are flushing the system. If customers encounter discolored water in their home, they should turn on all the cold-water faucets and allow them to run until the water is clear, and flush all toilets twice. If running the water doesn’t alleviate the problem, customers may call 541-258-4918.

To assist crews with this annual system maintenance, the city asks that no leaves be placed in the streets at this time, as this will help prevent unnecessary flooding. The 2023 leaf pick-up season begin Nov. 14.

For questions or concerns, contact Public Works at 541-258-4918 or [email protected].