What is hydrant flushing?
Twice a year, the Water Department flushes water lines through the City's fire hydrants. Hydrant flushing is an important preventative maintenance activity that maintains the integrity of the water system and checks that the hydrants are in working order. The flushing removes sediment and deposits that naturally accumulated in water pipes. Removing these materials through flushing maintains the quality of our water.

Please drive with caution when crews are in the streets flushing hydrants.

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1. When is the next Hydrant Flushing scheduled?
2. How do I know when the hydrants will be flushed?
3. What is hydrant flushing?
4. Can I use water during flushing?
5. The hydrant on my street was just flushed and the water coming out of my tap is brown. Is it safe?