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How do I flush my hot water heater?
To flush a hot water heater, first turn off the heating (or pilot) system by turning off the gas or electricity to the unit and letting the unit stand for 20 minutes to cool down the elements.

After the heating element is cooled:

-Attach a garden hose to the spigot located near the bottom of the tank
-Open the spigot and drain the tank to an open drain area
-Close the drain valve after drainage is complete
-Allow the water heater to fill completely before starting the heating system
-Please follow your manufacturers’ instructions, if different from those above.

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1. Where do I turn on my utilities?
2. When does my water meter get read and how?
3. Why is the water hot?
4. Where does my water come from?
5. Sometimes the water from my faucet is very cloudy. Is this harmful?
6. Why does my drinking water sometimes taste like chlorine?
7. Why is my water sometimes a different color?
8. What is hard water?
9. What is water softening?
10. Is it a good idea to periodically check my water softener?
11. Does the amount of hardness in the water system vary throughout the City?
12. When should I flush my hot water heater?
13. How do I flush my hot water heater?
14. How can I legally drain or backwash my swimming pool?
15. What are the Utility Service Providers in the Goodyear area?
16. How do I dispose of surplus or expired prescription drugs?
17. What is water waste?

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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749