The Town is able to systematically flush the distribution system but there are potential negative impacts that could arise from this measure. Flushing, through fire hydrants, disrupts the system resulting in potential laundry impacts and produces cloudy water throughout the system. Flushing also uses large volumes of water resulting in higher costs to the district. Although these are acceptable consequences when compared to increasing the health of our residents, flushing also puts additional pressure on the system and could lead to water main failures. When needed, we perform flushing of our system.