Operation Spring Clean Begins

Friday, March 17, 2017 8:43:00 AM

Greenville Utilities will begin “Operation Spring Clean,” a preventive maintenance program to ensure that GUC customers continue to receive high quality water, this weekend.  “Operation Spring Clean” will run March 19th through June 16th.  During the 13-week program, all 629 miles of water distribution lines on GUC’s system will be cleaned. The program involves opening fire hydrants and allowing them to flow freely for a short time.

“To minimize inconvenience to customers, cleaning will be conducted Sunday through Friday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.,” said Randy Emory, GUC's Director of Water Resources. “Water service will not be interrupted because of Operation Spring Clean; however, we advise customers to avoid using water (if possible) when their lines are being cleaned. Although there is no health risk, the cleaning process involves flushing the pipes with high velocities of water. As a result, water may be discolored for a short period of time. GUC advises customers to avoid washing clothes until the water is clear.”

If customers experience any air or discolored water in their water lines as a result of Operation Spring Clean, GUC recommends turning on the cold water faucet in the bathtub and running the water for 5 to 10 minutes until it runs clear.

To help customers plan for when their lines will be flushed, we have provided this interactive map. Click on your zone for dates. If you do not know which zone is yours, type in your address in the upper left corner of the page and hit the search icon.

In addition to the map and the list below, weekly notices will be published in The Daily Reflector, on GUCtv – channel 35 and GTV-9, and posted on GUC’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages to identify areas scheduled to be cleaned. GUC will attempt to contact all businesses known to be open during 10 p.m. - 6 a.m. to advise them when cleaning will be done in their vicinity.

Customers may call GUC at 551-1551 for specific information on the Operation Spring Clean schedule.

Operation Spring Clean Schedule

Week 1- March 19-March 24

All areas NW of the Tar River and Memorial Dr. to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system.

Week 2- March 26-March 31

All areas NE of the Tar River extending from Greene St. and Memorial Dr. to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system.

Week 3- April 2 - April 7

All areas between Stantonsburg Rd. and Hwy. 43 to Greene St. and south of the Tar River.

Week 4- April 9-April 14

All areas east of Greene St. between East Fifth and south of Tar River.

Week 5- April 16-April 21

All areas between Dickinson Ave. and Stantonsburg Rd. to Evans St. and to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system.

Week 6 – April 23 – April 28

All areas between Dickinson Ave. to Charles Blvd. and south to Greenville Blvd.

Week 7- April 30 – May 5

All areas between Dickinson Ave. to Charles Blvd. and south to Greenville Blvd.

Week 8- May 7 -May 12

All areas south of E. Fifth St. between Charles Blvd. to Greenville Blvd.

Week 9- May 14-May 19

All areas from Greenville Blvd between 264Alt to Old Tar Rd. to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system.

Week 10- May 21-May 26

All areas from Greenville Blvd between 264Alt to Old Tar Rd. to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system.

Week 11- May 28- June 2

All areas from Greenville Blvd. between Old Tar Rd. to Charles Blvd. to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system.

Week 12 - June 4-June 9

All areas from Greenville Blvd. between Old Tar Rd. to Charles Blvd. to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system.

Week 13 - June 11 -June 16

All areas from Greenville Blvd. between Charles Blvd. to Hwy. 33 East to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system.


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