Elkins flushing water lines

The city of Elkins Water Distribution Department will resume flushing water lines today in 4th Ward, Seneca Road, Diamond Street, High Street, Locust Street, etc.; when 4th Ward is finished, they will move to 5th Ward.

This is being done in order to maintain clean, safe drinking water in the system and to comply with Health Department regulations.

During this time, customers may experience discolored water. To clear the water, allow it to run in your bathtub or sink for 20-30 minutes; if your water isn’t clear after this, wait an hour and try it again.

Use caution before doing laundry, especially with light-colored items. If your laundry becomes stained due to discolored water you may contact the city of Elkins Water Department located on Baxter Street at 304-636-6566 or the city of Elkins Operations Division located at 401 Davis Ave. at 304-636-1414 to obtain a chemical to help remove the stains.

There are no boil water advisories in effect at this time.