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Posted on: May 6, 2021


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.

City Water Distribution crews will flush fire hydrants in the West Side area. This area includes Avirett Avenue, Patterson Avenue from Greene Street to thruway, S. Chase Street, S. Allegany Street, Paca Street, Beall Street, Robbins Terrace, Rosehill Avenue, and all connecting streets in this area; the area serviced by the Ridgedale tank line and Braddock tank line. The area affected by flushing will include Brown Avenue, Ridgedale Avenue, Gephart Drive, Fayette Street, Washington Street, Camden Avenue, the Dingle, and Braddock Road area; the Maryland Avenue area starting at E. Oldtown Road to Williams Street. Hydrants in this area include Williams Street, Louisiana Avenue, Hilltop Drive, and all connecting streets; Maryland Avenue and Williams Street north to Baltimore Avenue, then east to the city limits. Area includes Broadway, Pine Avenue, Union Street, Harrison Street, and all connecting streets. Hydrants will be flushed in the area from Maryland Avenue, west to Chessie Railroad Tracks to Baltimore Street; area includes Park Street, Cecelia Street, Emily Street, Harrison Street, Altamont Terrace, and all connecting streets;  Hydrants in the area serviced by the Fort Hill tank line. Areas affected by flushing include Dorn Avenue, Byrd Avenue, Auburn Avenue, Williams Street, Avondale Avenue, Greenway Avenue, Memorial Avenue, White Avenue, and Winifred Road area.

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