Water tank maintenance starts today 

Published 11:05 am Thursday, March 18, 2021

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Water customers in the area bordered by Salem Parkway, Stratford Road and I-40 as far east as Kernersville may notice water pressure fluctuations or temporary discoloration in their tap water starting this week when the water tank at 2230 S. Stratford Road is taken out of service for a five-year maintenance inspection.

Work is scheduled to begin on Thursday, March 18, at 8 a.m. It is anticipated the tank will be returned to service Friday, March 26. Winston-Salem wards potentially affected include East, South, Southeast and Southwest.

Residents who experience discolored water that appears red, brown or yellow should refrain from washing clothes to avoid possible staining of light-colored clothing. Although the water may appear discolored, it remains safe for drinking, cooking and bathing.

To minimize potential impact on customers, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities will flush water lines during the changeover. Citizens can help WSFC Utilities monitor impact and prioritize response efforts by reporting pressure fluctuations or discolored water to City Link at 311 or 336-727-8000. Subscribe to alerts at cityofws.org/notifyme.