Operation Spring Clean

On Sunday, March 17, Greenville Utilities will begin “Operation Spring Clean,” a preventive maintenance program to ensure that GUC customers continue to receive high quality water.   From Sunday evening through Friday morning, cleaning will be conducted during 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., to minimize inconvenience to customers.  

During the 13-week cleaning program, all 631 miles of water distribution lines on GUC’s system will be cleaned.  Cleaning involves opening fire hydrants and allowing them to flow freely for a short time. The system-wide cleaning program will end June 14.

If you have air or discolored water in your water lines as a result of “Operation Spring Clean,” we recommend turning on the cold water faucet in the bathtub and running the water for 5 to 10 minutes. Although there is no health risk, GUC advises that you avoid washing clothes until the water is clear.

To plan for when your 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, which include maps, will be published in the Daily Reflector or you can call us at 252-551-1551. 

Week 1, March 17 – 22
All areas NW of the Tar River and Memorial Dr. to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system.  

Week 2, March 24 – 29
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, March 31 – April 5
All areas between Stantonsburg Rd. and Hwy. 43 to Greene St. and south of the Tar River.

Week 4, April 7 - 12
All areas east of Greene St. between East Fifth and south of Tar River.

Week 5, April 14 - 19
All areas between Dickinson Ave. and Stantonsburg Rd. to Evans St. and to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system.

Week 6, April 21 - 26
All areas between Dickinson Ave. to Charles Blvd. and south to Greenville Blvd.

Week 7, April 28 - May 3
All areas between Dickinson Ave. to Charles Blvd. and south to Greenville Blvd.

Week 8, May 5 - 10
All areas south of E. Fifth St. between Charles Blvd. to Greenville Blvd.

Week 9, May 12 - 17
All areas from Greenville Blvd between 264Alt to Old Tar Rd. to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system.

Week 10, May 19 - 24
All areas from Greenville Blvd between 264Alt to Old Tar Rd. to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system.

Week 11, May 26 - May 31
All areas from Greenville Blvd. between Old Tar Rd. to Charles Blvd. to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system.

Week 12, June 2 - 7
All areas from Greenville Blvd. between Old Tar Rd. to Charles Blvd. to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system.

Week 13, June 9 - 14
All areas between Charles Blvd. to Hwy. 33 East to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system. This week concludes the 13 week program.