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Why We Flush the System

To most people, the infrastructure that brings fresh, super-clean water right into your home is completely invisible. You rarely see it, and you almost never think about it. You just “turn the water on.”

Meanwhile, 80% of American voters say rebuilding America’s infrastructure is extremely or very important. An astounding 95% say it is at least somewhat important. You know what’s just as important as rebuilding America’s infrastructure? Taking care of it.

You might have seen Maine Water crews out flushing in neighborhoods this summer, and we know from the questions we get that some folks are perplexed when they see us letting perfectly water run out of fire hydrants. You already know the incredible value of having a reliable supply of fresh, clean drinking water delivered right to your tap. What you probably don’t know is how much work goes into making that happen. This very short video helps explain what we’re doing, and why we’re doing it. Mystery solved!