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2020 Media Releases

July 15, 2020
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Scott Holmes, Health Department, 402-441-8000
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Water Safety Procedures Recommended for Facility Reopenings

System flushing should be coordinated with Lincoln Water System

The City reminds hotels and other facilities reopening after being closed for long periods that it is essential to flush water lines to remove dormant water left in the pipes. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advises that stagnant water can become unsafe to drink or use for personal and commercial purposes. Tips for flushing water lines in buildings are as follows.

Prior to flushing buildings:

Steps for flushing buildings:

Other actions:

For more information on water safety, visit the business resources page of

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