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Public Awareness Notice Unidirectional Flushing Exercise

March 18, 2019

The Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District will be conducting a unidirectional flushing exercise Beginning March 15th throughout the City of Roanoke Rapids and Town of Gaston. Unidirectional flushing is a systematic and controlled flushing program used to remove sediments and old water from the system and to help maintain chlorine residuals throughout the system. Flushing improves the overall quality of water in the distribution system and assists in the overall system maintenance. This exercise may generate brief instances of discolored water, and if you notice discolored water, run the cold water tap a few minutes until clear before using your washing machine, water heater, or preparing...

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Imagine a Day without Water

Imagine a Day without Water

October 01, 2019

Could you go a day without water? No water to drink or make coffee. No water to shower, brush your teeth, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Firefighters couldn't put out fires and farmers couldn't water their crops. 

We know that water is essential.  That’s why we want you to know about a nationwide educational effort called “Imagine a Day Without Water.” On October 23, the Value of Water Coalition is coordinating a national advocacy and educational event, Imagine a Day Without Waterto raise awareness about the most essential resource we have: Water.  Across the country, water agencies, mayors, engineers, contractors, business leaders, community members, schools, organizations, corporations, environmental advocates, and more are joining together to educate people about how water is essential, the challenges facing water and wastewater systems, and the need for investment.

Even though water is absolutely vital to everything we do, it too often is forgotten. Out of sight, out of mind. Many people take water service for granted. Clean, safe, reliable, and affordable water comes out of the tap and flows down the drain without a second thought. But the massive infrastructure, much of it underground, which brings water to homes and businesses, takes it away, and treats it, is aging. A water main breaks somewhere in the U.S. every two minutes. Most pipes have an average life expectancy of 50 years, but in many major cities, water pipes are more than 100 years old. Communities cannot afford to go a day without water if those systems reach their breaking points.

What is the message of Imagine a Day without Water? Keep reading . . . 

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