Fire Hydrant Flushing and Maintenance in Jenny Lind

The Calaveras County Water District (CCWD) will be flushing the Jenny Lind Water Distribution System beginning January 8th, 2024.

The flushing effort will continue for the next eight to ten weeks. Routine flushing of the water Distribution System is an effective way to accomplish multiple water supply related objectives. It improves water quality by removing naturally occurring minerals (in this case mostly manganese and total organic carbon) that can collect on the bottom of water mains and laterals, it provides an understanding of water supply, flow, and pressure under different operating conditions, it allows Staff to exercise valves and operate appurtenances thereby improving their reliability, and it provides critical operational information to the District’s Engineering Department. These recognized benefits allow for cost effective and efficient changes to operational efforts and to the design of system improvements.

Residents can expect to see signs posted ahead of the work effort along streets in Rancho Calaveras and La Contenta alerting them to the work effort. Traffic impacts will be minimal.

Feel free to call Customer Service at 209-754-3543 or Damon Wyckoff, Director of Operations (209-754-3306) and/ or email damonw@ccwd.org anytime should have questions, concerns, or wish to discuss further in detail.