Hydrant Flushing

fire hydrant
The Water Utility will begin its fall flushing of the City's water system on Tuesday, Oct. 4. This consists of discharging water from the City's fire hydrants in order to help prevent a buildup of mineral deposits in the water mains. The process should take approximately 6 weeks to complete.

During the flushing process, water in the mains may become discolored for a short period of time. The discoloration is due to mineral deposits being dislodged during the flushing process. The discolored water does not cause any adverse health effects; however, it may taste different due to the increased minerals. If you notice that your water is discolored, run the COLD water tap nearest to your water meter for a short period of time until the water runs clear.

Monday, Oct. 24:  Flushing today will be in the following areas:

  • South Towne Dr.
  • Industrial Dr.
  • Mangrove Lane
  • Royal Ave.

Tuesday, Oct. 11:  Flushing today will be along Broadway Ave.

Monday, Oct. 10:  Flushing today will be in the following areas:

  • Copps Ave.
  • Monona Drive, Femrite to Broadway

Thursday & Friday, Oct. 6-7:  Flushing today will be in the following areas:

  • Queens Way
  • Gateway Green
  • Sylvan Lane
  • Woody Lane
  • Midland Ave.
  • Other streets in between Frost Woods and Broadway
  Tuesday, Oct. 4:  Flushing today will be in the following areas:
  • South of Femrite Drive and east of Monona Drive