Air Scouring Notice

March 19, 2024 11:50 am

Please be advised, Inframark will be working in the below sections of HC MUD 489 over the dates listed in an effort to clean the water mains via a process known as “Air Scouring”. On these days, water services will be temporarily interrupted from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. We know that your water service is essential, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024:

Lost Maples

Thursday, March 21, 2024:


Friday, March 22, 2024:

Honey Creek

What is Air Scouring?

Inframark uses a system called "Air Scouring" to clean the water mains. This system is faster and results in less disruption than other methods. To Air Scour, valves at either end of a section of the water main are closed. Then an air supply hose is attached to a fire hydrant at one end of the closed-off section and another hydrant at the other end is opened. Clean, high-volume air is pumped into the hydrant, which agitates the water and loosens the mineral scale. This material, in turn, acts as a scouring agent and further cleans the pipe.

What to do when Air Scouring is completed on the main line servicing your home?

During the process, every meter is turned off to reduce the possibility of debris entering your house line. However, you'll probably find some residue has been forced into the service line into your meter. It is recommended to open an outside faucet and flush this material out of your house plumbing. This should only take a couple of minutes. Opening inside sink faucets will cause the debris to clog your sink aerators. Additionally, opening hot water faucets will cause the debris to be deposited into your water heater. In some instances, the water may appear "milky" in color. This is due to air still being present in the water. This condition should also clear very quickly.

If you have any questions concerning the process, please contact the local Inframark office at (281) 579-4500 or utilize the reporting system on the BWA Connect app or HC MUD 489 website. Thank you for your assistance in the cleaning of your water system.

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