Iowa American Water Schedules Water Main Flushing in Clinton - 2022

Routine distribution system maintenance to occur April 11 – 29

CLINTON, IA (April 7, 2022) Iowa American Water is planning to conduct water main flushing in Clinton beginning on Monday, April 11 and continuing through Friday, April 29. This routine work is an essential part of our distribution system maintenance program.

“Our annual flushing program enhances customer water service by flushing or cleaning mineral deposits and sediment from water mains to maintain a high quality of water in the Clinton distribution system and also allows us to inspect and operate all of our fire hydrants to assure they are in good working order as well,” said Emily Macklin, Clinton Operations Superintendent.

Weather permitting; flushing is set to begin in downtown Clinton on Monday, April 11. Much of the flushing will occur before normal business hours Monday through Friday from 4 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. During the flushing, it may be necessary for water company crews to temporarily close streets they are working on for brief periods for the safety of workers and motorists. Iowa American Water maintains and inspects over 1,200 fire hydrants annually in Clinton.

No interruptions in water service will occur because of this work. Iowa American Water advises that when crews are flushing nearby, customers may experience a drop in water pressure or some discoloration of their water. Iowa American Water recommends that customers experiencing discolored water let their cold water run to clear before using it again and refrain from doing laundry during that time. Any water discoloration or low-pressure problems should last only a short time. If problems persist, notify Iowa American Water’s customer service line at 1-866-641-2108.

Flushing will be performed by Iowa American Water crews. They will be working out of trucks identified with the company logo and will have photo ID badges.

Iowa American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 215,000 people. For more information, visit and follow Iowa American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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