City Water Distribution Crews will begin the week of May 3, 2021, flushing fire hydrants throughout its entire water distribution system, as announced by Marty Watts, Water Services Superintendent. The department has a trained crew assigned to hydrant flushing, repair, and replacement.
Water main flushing benefits include preservation and improvement of water quality, and control of bacterial growth. Generally, flushing is a very important aspect of maintaining good water quality. The cooperation of our customers throughout the City during this necessary operation of our department is greatly appreciated. We apologize for any inconvenience that may occur.
When hydrants in any given area of the system are flushed, there may be temporary discoloration of the water. It is suggested that when hydrant flushing is announced through the news media in your vicinity, both hot and cold water be checked for any discoloration before attempting laundry or dishwashing. If the water is discolored, open all available spigots in your home until the water runs clear. This discoloration is not harmful to your health.
HYDRANT FLUSHING SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 17 THROUGH MAY 21
City Water Distribution crews will flush fire hydrants in the area from Baltimore Street to North and South Centre Streets, and North and South Mechanic Streets to city line; Cumberland Street and Fayette Street area from Washington Street to Wills Creek. Also, flushing will occur in the Greene Street area and Washington Street area from Baltimore Street to the Dingle, including Tilghman Street, Saratoga Street, Allegany Street, Wills Creek Avenue, and all connecting streets; Haystack Mountain and North End tank line; area includes all of Bishop Walsh Road and Seton Drive area. North End tank line includes Piedmont Avenue and Holland Street area from Trost Avenue to city line.