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The Fire Department posts signs on fire hydrants near the intersections of the areas to be flushed. This is usually done at least three days in advance.
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The Department maintains hydrants twice a year. Once in the spring and again in the fall.
Due to the fire hydrant flushing, residents may experience a temporary discoloration of water which is due to the unsettling of rust and sediment in the water main.
Run the cold water for 5 to 10 minutes; this should clear up the water. Do not run the hot water; this pulls the sediment into the hot water tank.
Do not dry the clothes. The clothes should be re-washed with a rust removing additive. Additive can be obtained from the Fire Department.
Yes. If the water was unsafe for any reason, a boil alert would be issued.