Annual water system flushing to start end of July

July 18, 2018 – FYI

Beginning the week of July 30, the City and Borough of Juneau Water Utility will begin flushing the water distribution system. This is an annual practice that ensures water quality stays clean, free of sediment, dirt and other deposits.

The work – scheduled to continue over the next few months – will begin downtown, continue north to the hospital, cross over to Douglas, then on to the Lemon Creek area, proceeding to the Valley, and then out to the Tee Harbor area. Work will occur between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be tentatively completed by mid-October.

Customers may encounter water discoloration or minor disruptions in service. To clear the discoloration, first wait until the work crew leaves the area, then run the cold water tap (preferably in your bathtub) until the water runs clear.

Please watch for crews working in the roadway, use caution, and obey traffic controls.

CBJ apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information, contact the CBJ Utilities Administration at 586-0393. For after-hours emergencies, call 586-2165.