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Hydrant Flushing In Downtown 8/5/2019 – 8/16/2019

Hydrant Flushing In Downtown

8/5/2019 – 8/16/2019

The Utilities Staff will be flushing hydrants in the Downtown neighborhood this week and next.  We flush hydrants annually to help maintain the best water quality possible.

During this time, residents may notice a slight decrease in water pressure or discoloration of water.  Water discoloration results from temporary disturbances of the normal water flow within our piping network. These short-term changes in flow can stir up naturally occurring minerals and sediment that settle within the water mains. The objective of the water main/hydrant flushing program is to remove these accumulated sediments from our pipes by flushing the water out of the fire hydrants.

If water discoloration does occur, customers should try to refrain from using hot water and run their cold-water faucets ONLY until the water appears clear.

If you should have any questions or concerns during this time, please contact the Utilities Department at


Thank you for your cooperation during this important water quality process.