Public works staff is currently flushing the hydrants in areas of town. Hydrant flushing is the quick release of water from fire hydrants. It’s a controlled procedure that is vital to the general maintenance of the town's water distribution system. It ensures adequate water flow is available to fire fighters, residents and businesses.
Residents may notice low water pressure, discolored water, or no water for short periods of time when flushing is taking place in their neighborhood. Sometimes hydrant flushing can make makes the water temporarily appear rust-colored because the iron and mineral deposits in the water get stirred up.
Water is safe to use and consume during hydrant flushing, however it may stain laundry.
If residents want to purge the discoloration, use the bathtub faucet because it flows more water. Run the faucet until the water runs clear of discoloration.