Hydrant Flushing Begins in April
on Friday, March 25, 2016
CFU will begin flushing water hydrants on Monday, April 4. The hydrants will be flushed Monday through Thursday in the spring.
Hydrant flushing is one form of preventive maintenance the Water Utility uses to protect water quality. On a rotating schedule, hydrants across the city are opened and allowed to run for several minutes. Flushing maintains better water quality by removing built-up minerals in water mains.
When hydrants are flushed in a neighborhood, water to area homes may be temporarily discolored and can stain laundry. We recommend residents avoid doing laundry when hydrants are being flushed nearby.
How will you know when hydrant flushing is scheduled? Check our news item at cfu.net throughout the season.
If clothes are washed in discolored water, keep them wet and call CFU at 319-268-5332 to get a special cleaning agent at no charge.