City Water Distribution Crews will begin the week of May 3, 2021, flushing fire hydrants throughout its entire water distribution system, as announced by Marty Watts, Water Services Superintendent. The department has a trained crew assigned to hydrant flushing, repair, and replacement.
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.
HYDRANT FLUSHING SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF
MAY 3 THROUGH MAY 7
City Water Distribution Department crews will flush fire hydrants in the Christie Road area, Baltimore Avenue, west on Henderson Boulevard to Bedford Street, north on Bedford Street to Pearre Avenue. This area includes Henderson Boulevard, Bedford Street, Baltimore Avenue, and all connecting streets in this area; Henderson Avenue area, from Bedford Street to Valley Street, north on Valley Street, Independence Street, Columbia Street, and all connecting streets in this area; the area serviced by the McNamee tank line. Areas affected by the flushing include Bedford Street from city limits to Pearre Avenue, all of Shades Lane, Marion Street, Waverly Terrace, the Frederick Street area, and the Eastern Avenue area; the north end area including Columbia Avenue from Valley Street to Piedmont Avenue; Holland Street, from Columbia Avenue to Trost Avenue; Franklin Street, Shriver Avenue, Shawnee Avenue, all of Piedmont Avenue, and all connecting streets in this area.