Clean tanks mean clean drinking water and this year is no different. Every year, Southlake Water Utilities cleans and inspects each water storage tank in our drinking water system.
This is done to ensure we provide the cleanest drinking water facilities as possible for our customers.
When cleanings are performed, the City removes the tank from service for the duration of the cleaning and inspection process. Once complete, it will be returned back into service.
Starting early next week, contractors will be on site to clean the Florence Elevated Storage Tank (EST).
The Florence Tower is on its own pressure plane, the high-pressure plane. To clean the tank, crews will be opening the two pressure planes and taking the Florence tank out of service for cleaning and inspection. This process should take about two to three days, weather permitting.
Some customers on the high-pressure plane may experience around 5 to 10 psi (pounds per square inch) lower water pressure until crews return the tank back into service by the end of next week.
Most customers on the high-pressure plane will notice the pressure change. Once the project is completed, water pressure will return to normal.
For more information, please contact Southlake Water Utilities at 817-748-8082 if you have any questions.