That depends on where you live in Longview. Please contact the Utility Operations Center 360-442-5700.
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If unusually high water flows occur in the water mains to due a main break, firefighting efforts, or during system flushing, then a customer’s water may be brown or orange in color. In this case, the water should clear up within several hours. Please not that the discolored water is still safe to drink. The City of Longview Utility Department conducts a flushing program to remove sediment that accumulates in the water main to minimize these causes of discolored water.
Your water meter generally will be in front of your property line by the street or at your property line by the alley way.
If you still have trouble locating your water meter please contact the Utility Operations Center at 360-442-5700.
The Mint Farm Regional Water Treatment Plant, which takes water from underground. To learn more about our water system, visit the Water Treatment Division web page.
Sediment and scale have built up on cast iron pipe walls over the past 75 years due to the corrosivity of the river water supply. Changes in water chemistry and increased flushing at higher velocities have dislodged some of these materials, which are now coming out of the system when the City performs flushing activities. As the system stabilizes, a decrease in flushed sediment is expected.
No. The pH targets for river water and groundwater sources are the same, approximately 7.6 to 7.7 leaving the plant. Upon startup of the groundwater plant, the pH was a bit lower, so it was increased to meet the established target.