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These pipes are clean

Flushing out sediments — it’s what the Silverdale Water District is doing to keep its water tasting crisp and clean.

On Monday, the district began flushing out water mains on its west side and will continue the process until April 29. Each year the district flushes its water systems to maintain a high level of quality water. The water systems are flushed out at high velocities to clean out sediment that can affect the quality of water.

“(Water flushing) improves the integrity of the system, the quality of water,” said Morgan Johnson, general manager of Silverdale Water District. “It reduces the potential of contamination problems. If you have sediment buildup overtime, it can cause water quality problems.”

Each year crews switch off between the east and west side of the district. The main part of Silverdale, the commercial area, is flushed every year. This year, it is the west side’s turn for water flushing which includes south of Waaga Way and to the west including Tracyton, Chico and

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