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Posted on: April 25, 2019

[ARCHIVED] News Release: City Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule

City Water Distribution Crews will begin the week of April 29, 2019, flushing fire hydrants throughout its entire water distribution system, as announced by Robert Rider, Water Services Superintendent.  The department has a trained crew assigned to hydrant flushing, repair, and replacement. This crew is under the supervision of John Rae. 

Water main flushing benefits include preservation and improvement of water quality, and control of bacterial growth. Generally, flushing is a very important aspect of maintaining good water quality. The cooperation of our customers throughout the City during this necessary operation of our department is greatly appreciated. We apologize for any inconvenience that may occur.

            When hydrants in any given area of the system are flushed, there may be temporary discoloration of the water. It is suggested that when hydrant flushing is announced through the news media in your vicinity, both hot and cold water be checked for any discoloration before attempting laundry or dishwashing. If the water is discolored, open all available spigots in your home until the water runs clear. This discoloration is not harmful to your health.

You can view or download the entire flushing schedule here.

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