Can I use water during flushing?
If tap water is used during flushing it may contain sediment and some discoloration. If the water is discolored, simply shut it off and wait a few minutes. Then run cold water for a few minutes to allow new water to enter your pipes. If the water is still discolored, wait a few more minutes and run the water again. In some cases, discoloration will occur for a few hours. This discoloration only affects the appearance of the water -- it DOES NOT affect the taste or quality.

Avoid washing laundry during the scheduled flushing tines, as the flushed sediment could discolor white clothing. Wait until the water runs clear at the tap, then wash a load of dark clothes first.

Show All Answers

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?