North Penn Water Authority 2022 Flushing Program Scheduled
Lansdale, Pa.—March 18, 2022–Beginning April 3, 2022, the North Penn Water Authority (NPWA) will commence its annual fire hydrant inspection and flushing program that runs through May 29, 2022. Annual inspection and flushing of fire hydrants increase public safety by ensuring that hydrants will function when called upon in the case of a fire. Flushing of hydrants also improves water quality by removing the build-up of materials from the inside of water distribution pipes.
“The Authority is dedicated to providing all of our customers with quality drinking water and reliable fire protection which is why NPWA inspects and flushes all of the fire hydrants in our distribution system every year,” said Anthony J. Bellitto, Jr., Executive Director of North Penn Water Authority.
Flushing will take place at night between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. and as needed during the day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The following is a tentative flushing schedule:
- April 3 through April 21: Lansdale, Hatfield and New Britain Boroughs, Hatfield, Upper Gwynedd and New Britain Townships
- April 21 through May 22: Skippack, Worcester, Lower Salford, Salford, Franconia, and Towamencin Townships
- April 24 through May 15: Sellersville Borough
- May 22 through May 29: Souderton Borough and Hilltown Township
If water discoloration occurs, customers should run the cold water for a few minutes. If the water does not clear up, customers should turn the tap off for 10 to 20 minutes and then run the water again for a few minutes. Customers who experience persistent discolored water or reductions in water pressure should call the Authority’s Customer Service Department at 215-855-3617 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
About North Penn Water Authority
Established in 1965, North Penn Water Authority (NPWA) is a municipally owned, nonprofit Authority with a dedicated, professional workforce committed to providing the community with a safe, reliable, and economical water supply. Water supplied to their customers comes from both a surface water supply that is treated at the state of the art Forest Park Water Treatment Plant (FPWTP) and from groundwater wells located throughout the service area. To provide the highest quality water, the Authority has in place a main replacement program and performs annual flushing of its more than 585 miles of water main which serves more than 35,000 customers. NPWA also owns and maintains all fire hydrants in the service area to ensure hydrants are in working order in case of fire emergencies. NPWA employees, many of whom are NPWA customers themselves, take pride in being able to provide this service to the community. For more information, please visit www.npwa.org or call 215-855-3617.