Fire hydrant flushing begins May 6
May 1, 2019 03:35 PM
Operations & Maintenance crews are scheduled to begin flushing fire hydrants on Monday, May 6. Hydrant flushing is a way for crews to test the water flow and pressure in a hydrant so we know it’s ready for use, in case of a fire.
Hydrant flushing also removes sediment from the pipes in order to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution pipes.
You might notice water discoloration 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. However, your water is safe to drink.
Crews might start hydrant flushing as early as 6 a.m. and might work until 5:30 p.m. The work is expected to be completed by May 17.
We want to apologize in advance for any inconvenience. Parents, please remind your children to stay a safe distance away from crews as they work.
If you have questions, please call Operations & Maintenance at (763) 493-8007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org