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Crews in Hillsboro perform the first of many flushes as part of a new year-long program to maintain the city's water supply. 

The Hillsboro Water Department is beginning a year-round unidirectional flushing program that city officials say will help improve the water system and prepare for the transition to a new water supply from the Willamette River.

A press release from the department says that the flushing program clears out water mains by pushing the water out through fire hydrants, a maintenance step that helps clear out sediment and other buildup.

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An example of the signage the city uses to alert water customers to flushing activity on their street. 




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