Flushing Hydrants and Watermains

Annual Flushing
Spring flushing of the fire hydrants and watermains takes place annually in late April, 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 on the southside of town.

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

Fire Hydrant with Water