From the Tolland Water Commission:
The water mains will be flushed September 10 through 21, 2012, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 AM and 3 PM. The flushing is performed to remove both air and accumulated sediment from the mains, helping to maintain a better water quality. Additional selective flushing will be done on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 as part of a study on the hydraulic characteristics of the system being conducted by our Consulting Engineers. In addition to Connecticut Water Company personnel, there will be additional personnel working on the system that day.
It is possible that you will experience lower than normal water pressure during part of this time for about two or three days and the water may be discolored for a day or two following the flushing. The discoloration is caused by mineral and sediment and is not harmful. However, it may stain clothes if you do laundry. Avoid using washing machines, dishwashers or other water-using devices during flushing operations. Any sediment that enters the home piping will be normally flushed out in a day or two. However, faucet aerators can trap sediment. Kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators can be unscrewed and rinsed to remove the trapped sediment.
The scheduled system maintenance ensures the best possible water quality to your home. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our service provider at (800) 286-5700 (toll free).