Hydrant Flushing

fire hydrant
The Water Utility flushes the water system twice annually, once in the spring and once in the fall. This consists of discharging water from the City's fire hydrants in order to help prevent a buildup of mineral deposits in the water mains. The process takes approximately 6 weeks to complete.

During the flushing process, water in the mains may become discolored for a short period of time. The discoloration is due to mineral deposits being dislodged during the flushing process. The discolored water does not cause any adverse health effects; however, it may taste different due to the increased minerals. If you notice that your water is discolored, run the COLD water tap nearest to your water meter for a short period of time until the water runs clear.

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017

Crews will flush on Queens Way and Gateway Green, then move to Broadway from Monona Drive west.

Week of October 2, 2017

Crews will be flushing in the neighborhoods south of Frost Woods Road and north of Broadway, west of Monona Drive.

Tuesday, September 27, 2017

Crews will be flusing today on Broadway, from Copps Avenue to Monona Drive.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Crews will be flushing on Copps Avenue and along Monona Drive today.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Crews continue to flush hydrants east of Monona Drive and south of Frost Woods Road, including in the Shato/Femrite neighborhood.

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

Crews are flushing hydrants east of Monona Drive and south of Frost Woods Road today.