Hydrant Flushing

Starting this month, residents in the municipal water service neighborhoods will notice fire hydrants being flushed and releasing large amounts of water into the streets.

While it may appear that hundreds of gallons are going to waste, there are actually several benefits to this hydrant flushing process.


Water main flushing is an important preventative maintenance activity that:

· verifies proper operation of the hydrant

· evaluates the available flow to the hydrant

· allows the Utilities Division to deliver the highest quality water possible to residents as it removes mineral and sediment build up from the water mains.


During Flushing

1.There may be a temporary drop in water pressure at this time.

2. Water may become cloudy, discolored water is not harmful and will clear up in a short time.

3. Run your bath tub/faucets on cold only if you experience discolored water, do not run any water until the cold

water clears up.

4. Do not wash any white laundry while flushing is taking place.


The Utilities Division will be contacting HOA’s when each neighborhood is scheduled.


If you experience discolored water for an extended period of time after flushing has been completed, please call the Department of Public Works at 609-654-6791.

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