11 East Broadway, P.O. Box 190
Red Lion, PA 17356

Red Lion, Pennsylvania

(717) 244-3475

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Red Lion Municipal Authority's
2016 Annual Drinking
Water Quality Report.

 

Red Lion Municipal Authority
11 East Broadway
P.O. Box 190
Red Lion, PA 17356
717-244-3475
Emergency Telephone Number:
717-244-9387
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8AM - 4:30PM

Water & Sewer Superintendent:
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Water & Sewer Superintendent:
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When will flushing be done in my neighborhood?

We flush our entire system every spring.  During that time, you can check this page for daily updates for where we will be flushing. Even though your street is not listed, anywhere in our system could be affected due to the volume of water gushing through our mains.

What should I know about flushing?

Please make sure your water is not discolored before doing laundry.

Please be aware that some discoloration of the water may occur, and you may be without water for short periods of time during the flushing procedure. If you notice that your water appears discolored in any manner, we recommended that you allow several hours for it to clear up. After time has elapsed, run the cold water faucet for a few minutes to see if your water is clear again.

What can I do to prepare for flushing?

Customers are asked to shut off their valve at their water meter from 9AM until 3PM if no water is going to be used during this time period.

What is flushing?

Each spring Red Lion Municipal Authority begins its comprehensive unidirectional flushing program throughout our system. We have been conducting the annual flushing program for many decades. Our goal is to ensure that water quality is maintained at optimal levels. This is done by properly maintaining the water distribution system. The flushing process is when water is moved through a water line at a high velocity so that a scouring action is created. The water is discharged through a fire hydrant. This removes any material build-up in the water line. The entire flushing process is critical to the maintenance of water quality to our water system.

Why are we flushing?

The water main lines are sized to allow safe and adequate fire protection flows. The water is moving at a low rate through the water lines. Mineral deposits build up and accumulate in these lines over time, which can restrict water flow. These deposits can contribute to water quality problems and corrosion. Periodic flushing of lines removes these deposits, helping to maintain the infrastructure, assuring consistent high-quality water.

Is flushing a waste of water?

No, flushing is not a waste of water! The amount of water used during flushing procedures and the cost of water associated in this process is a small price to pay compared to the benefits. Two main benefits are water quality and distribution system maintenance.

How will I be affected?

Whether or not you will notice the flushing process taking place in your neighborhood is dependant upon many factors. Hydrants will be selected to be opened for water line flushing. While these hydrants are open, any homes in the area may experience a drop in water pressure or discolored water.

What should I do if I experience discolored water?

If you see a reddish, yellow, or brown tint to your water you should not be alarmed. We recommend you do not use the water or do any laundry for about two hours. Once this time is up, run your cold water faucets for a few minutes to make sure the water is clear. At this time you may resume normal water usage. If the water does not clear up within a few hours, please call the Municipal Office at 717-244-3475.

Upcoming Events

26 Jun 2017
06:00PM -
Redevelopment Commission Meeting
28 Jun 2017
07:00PM -
Red Lion Municipal Authority Meeting
28 Jun 2017
07:00PM -
Recreation Commission Meeting
03 Jul 2017
09:00PM -
Fireworks Display
04 Jul 2017
INDEPENDENCE DAY
04 Jul 2017
July 4th Stay-at-Home Celebration
10 Jul 2017
07:00PM -
Borough Council Meeting
11 Jul 2017
06:00PM -
Zoning Hearing Board Meeting (when necessary)
12 Jul 2017
07:00AM -
WATER SHUTOFFS
17 Jul 2017
07:00PM -
Planning Commission Meeting