Hydrant Flushing Program

Frequently Asked Questions

The Flushing of the entire town Fire hydrants is starting June 24, 2024.
This Process will take approximately 4 to 6 weeks to complete.

Check back here for progress updates - areas are approximate as time and weather permit.

Wednesday 7/24 - area between Oak St. & North St. between Hemlock St & West St., Washington St at Hemlock St., -- if time permits - Center St between Kiwanis Park and Chestnut St.,  Pearl & Cedar, East & Oak

Tuesday 7/23 - Buck St between Center St & Pine St, White St between Cherry St & Oak St.

Monday 7/22 - none

Friday 7/19 - none

Thursday 7/18 - Cedar St between Main St & Buck St.

Wednesday 7/17 - Marsh Hawk, Peregrene Way, Brickyard Fields, area between Center & Cedar between Chestnut & Buck St

Tuesday 7/16  - Marsh Hawk, Falcon Ridge Dr, Brickyard Fields, Harrier, Ospry, Prairie Falcon

Monday 7/15 - none

Friday 7/12 -  Bluejay Dr, Pheasant Lane at Mockingbird Ln, Dove Ave, Mockingbird dead end, Kite Ct, Fox Run Ct, Salt Creek, Kite Ct, Marsh Hawk at Falcon Ridge Dr.

Thursday 7/11 - Samuel Dr at Salt Creek Rd, Cardinal Drive, Cardinal Ct, Oriole Dr at Mockingbird Ln., Blue Jay Ct, Blue Jay Dr. 

Wednesday 7/10 - Pleasant Valley

Tuesday 7/9 - RAIN DELAY

Monday 7/8 -  Buckles Grove, Taylor Ln, Country Ln, Reeder Ln.  

Friday 7/5 - None

Thursday 7/4 - Holiday - none

Wednesday 7/3 - none

Tuesday 7/2 - none

Monday 7/1 - none

Friday 6/28 -  Burcham Drive, Bicentennial Dr, Demma Dr.

Thursday 6/27 - East St south of railroad tracks, Persimmon Dr

Wednesday 6/26 - Park Street, Gilmore Ave, East St south of Pine St,

Tuesday 6/25 - Between Wayne St & North St - between Walnut St & Pearl St   AND  Cedar between Pearl & High St

Monday 6/24 - between Wayne St & Pine St -- between Walnut St & Pearl St.

Why is hydrant flushing necessary?

Hydrant flushing helps purge the waterlines of the build-up of sediment over time. It also alerts the operators of any weakness in the system, such as a weak valve or a hydrant that needs replacing. In addition to enhancing water quality, hydrant flushing ensures public safety by maintaining firefighting capability.

What should I do when crews are flushing hydrants in my area?

If you see a crew flushing a hydrant on your street, avoid running your tap water, using the washing machine or the dishwasher until the flushing is complete. If you see hydrant flushing crews working in the area, please drive carefully and treat them like any other construction crew.

What should I do after hydrant flushing?

 If tap water is used during flushing, it could come out full of sediment that causes discoloration. If you encounter discolored water, shut the water off and wait several minutes. After waiting, check clarity by running cold water for a few minutes, allowing new water to work its way into your pipes. If the water is clear, it is OK to use. If not, wait a few more minutes and check again. In some cases, there may be slight discoloration for a few hours. This discoloration only affects the appearance of the water, it does not affect the taste or water quality.

 Avoid washing laundry during scheduled flushing times. Wait until the water runs clear at the tap, then wash a load of dark clothes first. If you happen to be in the middle of washing laundry while hydrants are being flushed, DO NOT DRY your clothes. An iron and sediment removal product can be purchased from your local grocery store and are usually effective removing the discoloration in clothes that have not been dried.

 If pressure or volume seems low, check your faucet screens for trapped particles.

Why does my water look funny after hydrant flushing?

When a hydrant is opened, there will be temporary incidences of discolored water while fine sediment particles are flushed out. There is no health hazard associated with the discolored water. Allow a few hours for discoloration to dissipate. To verify water is clear, run your cold-water tap for a few minutes.