What are the alternatives to flushing?

Looping lines in the distribution system will significantly reduce the amount of flushing required for water quality purposes. The Town is currently considering several projects in its Water and Sewer Capital Improvement Plan to address these issues in several areas.

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1. What is water system flushing?
2. Why is flushing necessary?
3. How often/long are the hydrants supposed to be flushed?
4. What are the alternatives to flushing?
5. Is flushing wasting water?
6. Why has the Town installed automatic hydrant flushers?