Periodically, you will see Valley Water personnel releasing water from hydrants. Hydrant flushing is necessary to test the hydrants to make sure adequate flow and pressure is available. Flushing is also done to remove sediment from the pipes in order to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution pipes.
Your water is safe to drink. Occasionally, water becomes discolored after hydrant flushing. If this happens, run your cold water tap for a few minutes until the water clears. If it doesn't clear the first time, wait a few minutes and run the water again. You should avoid washing clothes until the water clears.
Hydrant flushing begins on October 17, 2017 until further notice in the following areas:
- West Main St
- Broad St
- South Washington St
- Redstone Hill
- Forestville Ave
- Adjacent streets
*Please note that surrounding streets will also be affected by the flushing*