Bonner Springs prepares to flush waterlines
The Bonner Springs Utilities Department will start flushing water mains next week.
Flushing is scheduled for Mondays and Tuesdays for the next six weeks. The department will start flushing areas along Kansas Highway 32 and Front Street, including Bonner Industrial Park, on Monday and Tuesday. The following week, areas south of Morse and east of Nettleton will be affected.
The department flushes the entire water distribution system throughout the city every year in the spring to clean the interior of the pipes. The flushing program is scheduled prior to the hot summer months when the demand and flows will increase and water quality problems may occur without the proper maintenance.
Rick Sailler, utilities director, said the flushing program is very important to meet water quality goals by removing any accumulated sediments that can build up in the older pipelines. The annual flushing helps to maintain water quality by scouring the mains with high flow rates.
If residents see utility department staff opening hydrants in their neighborhood, they are asked avoid water usage during that time, since the flushing will produce colored water. Notices will be delivered to residents advising them of the day that utility crews will be flushing in their area.