Fire Hydrant Flushing Begins Tuesday, September 10
The Public Works Department will begin fire hydrant flushing on Tuesday, September 10th. Flushing rids the water of mineral sediment, facilitates regular maintenance and ensures the hydrants are in the highest state of readiness in the event of an emergency.
Flushing will be ongoing through the end of September. Check for possible water discoloration prior to use. If the water is discolored, it can usually be remedied by running a cold water tap for 5 – 10 minutes or until water clears. Postponing laundry until water is clear (usually no more than one day) is recommended.
Street signs are posted in the affected area when hydrants are flushed. Hydrant flushing is scheduled to be completed before fall leaf collection begins in early October. Call Public Works with any questions at (847)734-8800.