Hydrant Flushing: Zone 2 September 4th, 5th, & 6th
Public Works Crews will be flushing Fire Hydrants in Zone 2 this week.
Why does the City perform hydrant flushing?
Hydrant flushing is the quick release of water from fire hydrants. It’s a controlled procedure that is vital to the general maintenance of the City’s water distribution system. It ensures adequate water flow is available to fire fighters, residents and businesses. It also improves water quality by clearing iron and other mineral deposits from the water mains
What are the effects of hydrant flushing?
Hydrant flushing helps ensure water quality and helps avoid random bouts of rusty water if there is a high demand for water, caused by a major firefighting effort or water main break. During the flushing of a hydrant, some customers may notice reduced water pressure and flow