The department maintains over 160 miles of water mains, checking for and repairing valves or leaks that may occur. They frequently respond to low pressure calls, handle turn-ons and turn-offs, and respond to any calls concerning suspected abnormal water coloration.
Water Distribution employees are constantly locating and marking mains and services for contractors and they work closely with sub-contractors to maintain efficiency.
Throughout the City there are roughly 1,585 fire hydrants that often need flushed, replaced, and painted. Many hydrant hookups are done throughout the year for contractors.