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 is taking place in the current areas starting Tuesday October 1st:
- Washington Street
- Forestville Ave
- West Main Street
- Broad Street
- Redstone Hill Road
*Please note that surrounding streets will also be affected by the flushing