Posted on Monday, November 15, 2021
NOTICE - Annual hydrant flushing begins today and will continue throughout the week. To ensure hydrants are operating properly, the Town performs the necessary task of hydrant flushing at least once a year.
Flushing hydrants is an important preventive maintenance activity that verifies proper operation of the hydrant and ensures adequate water flow will be available if the need for firefighting arises. Flushing also removes sediment that naturally accumulates in water pipes. Removing these materials through flushing maintains the high quality of the water we provide to you.
You may notice a slight discoloration in water coming from your faucet. If this happens, simply run your cold water tap for three to five minutes. If the water is still discolored, wait about 30 minutes and run the water again. This temporary discoloration only affects the appearance of the water – it does not cause a health or safety risk.
While it may seem like a waste of water, flushing of hydrants is essential to keep you safe by ensuring proper water flow in the event of a fire emergency.