The regular flushing of fire hydrants provides several benefits to the water users of our system. Regular flushing allows for the highest quality of water to be delivered to our customers, clearing sediment deposits within the water system lines. Flushing also allows the staff of the Water Department to verify operation of the fire hydrants and identify areas of the distribution system that require repair and/or maintenance. This also ensures that the fire hydrants are properly functioning and ready should the Fire Department need them.
The process of flushing the water system often results in cloudy or discolored water. We do what we can to limit this, but it is difficult to avoid completely. The safety of the water we supply is not diminished by this process.
If you encounter cloudy or discolored water, it is recommended that you run the outside water faucet, or the cold water taps within your home or business, until clear.If you are driving in the work zone where hydrants are being flushed, please drive carefully.