Hydrants with white bases are privately-owned. Owners of these hydrants are responsible for their flushing and pumping. Flushing removes rust and any debris that may collect in the hydrant and pumping prevents freezing, which can damage the hydrant, leaving it inoperable. Pumping is also necessary after every use during the winter months.
We will be conducting the annual spring flushing and pumping of Dublin’s 3,094 hydrants (with green bases) from May 15, 2017 through June 12, 2017. Flushing and pumping will take place daily, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Residents may experience brief and temporary periods of low water pressure or discoloration of water. If discoloration occurs, residents are advised to run cold water for several minutes until it clears. This should also be done prior to washing laundry to avoid stains on clothing.