The Water Utility will begin its semi-annual water main and hydrant flushing program on Monday, September 18, through Wednesday, September 27, 2023.
Flushing of water mains is necessary to test the hydrants to make sure adequate flow and pressure is available. It also confirms the fire hydrants and valves are operating correctly. In addition, it enhances water quality by removing sediment from the pipes in order to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution pipes.
Flushing of water mains and hydrants will cause some discoloration of water. If you experience this after hydrant flushing, turn on an outside spigot or a cold water tap, in the lowest level of your home, until the water clears. Therefore, caution should be exercised in washing of white clothing. Discoloration of water due to flushing WILL stain white clothing. Therefore, you should avoid washing clothes until the water clears.
If the Water Utility crew determines more flushing is needed, it may continue into the following week. Thank you for your patience and understanding during the time of water main and hydrant flushing.
Questions: Contact the Water Utility at (262) 473-0560.