Hydrant Flushing Beginning April 19

April 5, 2021


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Hydrant Flushing Scheduled

By order of the City of Washington and the Public Works Department:

As part of a routine maintenance, the City of Washington Public Works Department will be flushing fire hydrants beginning at 8:00 AM, Monday, April 19, 2021, weather permitting, and continue until all hydrants have been flushed. This normally take close to 3 weeks to complete.  Fire hydrant flushing typically starts at those hydrants closest to the water towers and progressively moves away from the towers.  Flushing of hydrants may produce discoloration of water.  To eliminate the discoloration, simply open your faucets and allow them to run until water is clear.  There is no need to boil water for consumption. 


WARNING:  BEFORE USING YOUR WASHING MACHINE, PLEASE CHECK FOR DISCOLORED WATER.  If the water is discolored, or sediment is noticeable, run an empty cycle through the washer before laundering clothing.



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