Flushing Hydrants and Watermains

Annual Flushing
Spring flushing of the fire hydrants and watermains will take place beginning the week of April 22, 2019 and will run for several weeks, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Flushing of the fire hydrants helps to ensure their reliability as well as dislodge & remove particle build-up from the watermain. Staff is currently working in the Tower Park neighborhood and will work outward from there.

During this process:

  • The water is SAFE to drink.
  • If water is temporarily discolored, do not use for washing - especially white clothes. If you notice discoloration of your laundry after washing DO NOT put them in the dryer.  After clearing your line, re-wash your laundry, this will usually remove any discoloration.
  • To help clear discolored water, open all COLD water taps for 15-30 minutes or until the water runs clear.
  • For EMERGENCY situations, please call 651.747.2417