Precautions as You Open Your Business

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For businesses and other buildings that have been unoccupied for some time due to the pandemic, it is vitally important that water lines are flushed before the water is used.  The information below will help each business owner/manager make decisions about flushing.   Garland Water Utilities cannot make specific recommendations for flushing times because buildings vary so much in size and plumbing structure.


It is important to prepare closed buildings for employee/customer occupancy.  Before resuming operation, be sure to flush all water lines thoroughly.  Water that has been standing in pipelines for a long period of time needs to be pushed out and fresh chlorinated water needs to be brought through the lines.  For more information visit CDC Flushing Recommendations.


If you have any questions, you can call the City of Garland Water Utilities department at 972 205-3210.

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