Fire hydrant flushing is done to remove rust and sediment from water lines and to perform testing of fire hydrants for public safety. The flushing operation may result in brief periods of reduced water pressure or discolored water. Iron and manganese, two minerals in water that have settled into the water mains cause the discolored water. The water is only discolored. It is safe.
We will be flushing water mains between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. throughout the year. Be aware that this procedure may cause some disturbances and discoloration in the water system. Customers in low-pressure areas may experience a temporary drop in pressure during flushing.
If you experience discoloration and rust particles in your water:
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to call our Utility Department at 1-800-881-4109.