Hydrant flushing to begin Sept. 19


Firefighters will be conducting annual fall flushing, pumping and flow testing of City-owned (bases are painted green) hydrants from September 19, 2016 through October 31, 2016 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Residents may experience brief periods of low water pressure or discoloration of water. These conditions will be temporary. 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.

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.