The Whitewater Water Utility flushes hydrants in the spring and fall each year to make sure they are in good working order and to help flush sediment out of the distribution system, which delivers clean, safe water to our residents.
If you notice flushing in your area, you may see discoloration in your faucet water. Let it run for a few minutes, preferably from your outside hose connection, and it will clear up. The water is safe to drink. You may not want to do laundry on the day hydrants are flushed in your area. If reduced pressure is experienced after flushing, you may have to clean the aerators on your house faucets.