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Posted on: October 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] 2022 Fall Hydrant Flushing - Flushing Begins 10/3/2022

Starting on October 3, 2022 Public Works Department employees will begin the 2022 Fall Hydrant Flushing Program. They will be working Monday – Thursday nights for approximately 2 weeks between the hours of 7:00 pm and 11:30 pm (Weather Dependent).

BENEFITS OF HYDRANT FLUSHING

1. Improved Water Quality - Hydrants are flushed twice yearly to remove accumulated sediment from the main pipe system, which helps keep our water clear.

2. Fire Safety and Fire Rating – To ensure proper working order of the hydrants for the local fire department if an emergency should arise. Hydrant flow is important in helping control fire insurance costs.

During this time you may encounter a low water pressure and can cause a temporary cloudiness and discoloration in the water.

While the water is safe to drink, you should avoid washing laundry during scheduled flushing times, as the flushed sediment could discolor white clothing. Wait until the water runs clear at the tap, then wash a load of dark clothes first. You should also avoid using hot water until the cold water runs clear.

Should you have any questions, please contact David Seugling, Director of Public Works & Licensed Water Operator.

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