Water Main Flushing

watermainflushingThe City of Burlingame occasionally conducts water main flushing. This is done as part of a scheduled preventative maintenance program to maintain good water quality and to improve the water flow. 

As we flush your area, you may experience a temporary reduction in water pressure. You may also see some color and/or sand, or you notice a slight change in the taste and odor of your water. These conditions are normal during flushing activities and only temporary. If you should experience any of these changes or if you see some cloudiness or rust color in your water, we recommend you refrain from washing your laundry and flush the pipes of your home. Flushing of your home's pipes is accomplished by opening your front outside hose bib until it runs clear and has no noticeable taste or odor. 

We regret any inconvenience the flushing might cause you. If you have any questions or if you experience any persistent water quality problems as a result of this maintenance program, please do not hesitate to the Water Division, at 650-558-7670 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. After hours, call the Burlingame Police Department at 650-692-0604.