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Flushing the valves

Valves are flushed for a purpose

As I was leaving the Post Office today, I noticed some activity/busy work on Main Street and thought I would stop by to see what was going on.  ( My column is about Norwich after all).

The Norwich Fire District Water Department was performing the annual maintenance to flush out the Main valves that have filled up with sediment from the roadway.  There are 150 valves in the district that need to be checked. The fire hydrants are also checked twice a year to make sure they are functioning properly.  There are 65 fire hydrants that are maintained. The twice a year checks are part of the fire hydrant and valve maintenance program.  they are usually done in the Spring and Fall. They have to make sure there is no standing water so as to prevent any freeze-ups in the winter months.

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Other maintenance performed as needed is the painting of hydrants and replacement of hydrant parts.

Micheal Tebbetts, Sam Eaton , and Tim Cronan busy at work

Where did they go ? Oh well  must be they working on another valve somewhere

Yeah !  they did come back

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