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Monday, April 30, 2018 - Friday, May 11, 2018

Fire Hydrant Flushing

06:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Hydrant being flushed out

Takes place throughout Brooklyn Park


Annual fire hydrant flushing will be April 30.

Why do we flush hydrants?

Hydrant flushing is necessary to test the hydrants to make sure there is adequate water flow and pressure. Flushing also removes sediment from the pipes in order to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution pipes.

When do we flush hydrants?

The Operations and Maintenance Department may begin flushing the fire hydrants in the city as early as Monday, April 30 and go until Friday, May 11 depending on weather (this is a week later than previously stated). They may start as early as 6 a.m. and can go to 5:30 p.m. each day except weekends.

Crews will be conducting this process throughout the City. The crews will start working in the center of the city and work outwards until all areas of the city are complete.

Discolored water

Occasionally, water becomes discolored after hydrant flushing. If this happens, run your cold water tap for a few minutes until the water clears. You should avoid washing clothes until the water clears. Your water is safe to drink.

Use caution

We regret any inconvenience caused by this necessary maintenance and ask that parents make their children aware of the utility crews working during this time period.

Contact us

Public Works (Operations and Maintenance Department)
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