Why Do We Flush?

Flushing is done to eliminate the natural iron that precipitates out of the water and accumulates on the bottom of the water mains. With the addition of the state-of-the-art Iron and Manganese Plant, our goal is to decrease the need to flush the mains in the future.

The Orleans Water Department is available to answer any questions about flushing. Please call 508-255-1200 between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

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1. How do I read my water meter?
2. What if I need to reach the water department when the office is closed?
3. What is the hardness of my water?
4. What is the average water usage in the Town of Orleans?
5. What do you test for in my drinking water and where can I get those results?
6. When do you flush the fire hydrants?
7. When are water bills mailed?
8. Why Do We Flush?