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If you have a business, church or school building that is closed or partially closed you need to flush your pipes (flush toilets/run faucets) at least biweekly.

Unless completely shut off there is always some water left in pipes. If a building is not in use water in the pipes becomes stagnant. The City of Kannapolis Water Department recommends that you flush pipes biweekly by turning on faucets for a couple of minutes and flushing toilets. This will decrease the risk of waterborne bacteria in your pipes. This will also keep water from being discolored or having an odor or taste due to the chemicals used in the water treating process.