** Notice **
The City of North Augusta’s Water Operations & Maintenance Division will test the hydraulic capacity of the water distribution system beginning May 13, 2013, and continuing through August 1, 2013, from 9:00 pm to 4:00 am weekdays. Some testing may take place during daylight hours on a case by case basis. The purpose of the test is to measure available water flow and pressure at various locations throughout the water distribution system. The testing process involves employees opening fire hydrants and allowing large volumes of water to discharge from the system within a short period of time.
Due to the sudden increase of water flow, settled mineral deposits may become detached from pipe walls and create temporary water discoloration. While the water is still safe for drinking, cooking and other uses, please note that it may stain light colored items in your laundry, especially when bleach is used. Therefore, residents are asked to check water clarity before washing any white or lighter colored laundry during the testing period.
If you experience discolored water, it is recommended you do not use the water for about two hours. After the two hour waiting period, please open cold water faucets and allow the water to flow for about five minutes to make sure the water is clear. If the water does not clear or if you have any questions or concerns, please call (803) 441-4240 Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.