Operation Spring Clean

"Operation Spring Clean," our annual preventive maintenance program to ensure that GUC customers continue to receive high quality water begins on March 18th and will continue through June 15th. During the 13-week program, all 631 miles of GUC's water distribution 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 you 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.

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, which include maps, will be published in the Daily Reflector. More information available or call us at 551-1551.

Week 1- March 18-March 23
All areas NW of the Tar River and Memorial Dr. to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system.
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Week 2- March 25-March 30
All areas NE of the Tar River extending from Greene St. and Memorial Dr. to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system.
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Week 3- April 1 - April 6
All areas between Stantonsburg Rd. and Hwy. 43 to Greene St. and south of the Tar River.
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Week 4- April 8 - April 13
All areas east of Greene St. between East Fifth and south of Tar River.
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Week 5- April 15 - April 20
All areas between Dickinson Ave. and Stantonsburg Rd. to Evans St. and to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system.
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Week 6 – April 22 – April 27
All areas between Dickinson Ave. to Charles Blvd. and south to Greenville Blvd.
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Week 7- April 29 – May 4
All areas between Dickinson Ave. to Charles Blvd. and south to Greenville Blvd.
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Week 8- May 6 - May 11
All areas south of E. Fifth St. between Charles Blvd. to Greenville Blvd.
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Week 9- May 13 - May 18
All areas from Greenville Blvd between 264Alt to Old Tar Rd. to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system.
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Week 10- May 20 - May 25
All areas from Greenville Blvd between 264Alt to Old Tar Rd. to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system.
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Week 11- May 27 - June 1
All areas from Greenville Blvd. between Old Tar Rd. to Charles Blvd. to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system.
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Week 12 - June 3 - June 8
All areas from Greenville Blvd. between Old Tar Rd. to Charles Blvd. to the end of Greenville Utilities’ water distribution system.
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Week 13 - June 10 - June 15
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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