Hydrant Flushing

Periodically, you will see Public Works personnel releasing water from hydrants. Hydrant flushing is necessary to test the hydrants to make sure adequate flow and pressure is available. Flushing is also done to remove sediment from the pipes in order to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution pipes. Keeping your water safe to drink is a priority. Occasionally, water becomes discolored after hydrant flushing. If this happens, run your cold water tap for a few minutes until the water clears. If it doesn’t clear the first time, wait a few minutes and run the water again. You should avoid washing clothes until the water clears. The water is safe to drink through this process.


Interactive Fire Hydrant Map:

picture of a yellow fire hydrant with a white background.
Full Size Interactive Fire Hydrant Map


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