Iowa American Water Schedules Water Main Flushing in Clinton

Routine distribution system maintenance to occur April 5 – 23

CLINTON, IA (April 1, 2021) Iowa American Water is planning to conduct water main flushing in Clinton beginning on Monday, April 5 and continuing through Friday, April 23. This routine work is an essential part of our system maintenance program, and is unrelated to the current COVID-19 health emergency. Iowa American Water’s drinking water treatment barriers provide protection that includes filtration and disinfection of our water supplies. These treatments are effective in removing and/or inactivating viruses. Iowa American’s water meets all current federal and state drinking water requirements.

“Our annual flushing program enhances customer water service by flushing or cleaning mineral deposits and sediment from water mains to maintain a high quality of water in the Clinton distribution system and also allows us to inspect and operate all of our fire hydrants to assure they are in good working order as well,” said Jarrek Lucke, Clinton Operations Superintendent.

Weather permitting; flushing is set to begin in downtown Clinton on April 5. Much of the flushing will occur before normal business hours Monday through Friday from 4 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. During the flushing, it may be necessary for water company crews to temporarily close streets they are working on for brief periods for the safety of workers and motorists. Iowa American Water maintains and inspects over 1,200 fire hydrants annually in Clinton.

No interruptions in water service will occur because of this work. Iowa American Water advises that when crews are flushing nearby, customers may experience a drop in water pressure or some discoloration of their water. Iowa American Water recommends that customers experiencing discolored water let their cold water run to clear before using it again and refrain from doing laundry during that time. Any water discoloration or low-pressure problems should last only a short time. If problems persist, notify Iowa American Water’s customer service line at 1-866-641-2108.

Flushing will be performed by Iowa American Water crews. They will be working out of trucks identified with the company logo and will have photo ID badges. For the safety of our employees and our customers, however, we request that customers please follow the social distancing recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control if we are performing flushing work in their neighborhood.

Iowa American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 213,000 people. For more information, visit and follow Iowa American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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