Periodically, you will see Authority personnel releasing water from hydrants. Although it may appear to waste water, this process is part of a routine maintenance program necessary to maintain the integrity of the water system and to continue to deliver the highest quality water possible to our customers. Hydrant flushing is necessary to make sure hydrants function properly. Flushing is also done to remove sediment from the pipes in order to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution pipes.
When the Authority is flushing in your area you may experience a loss of water, low pressure or may see some discoloration in your water. This is only a temporary condition and normal water service will be restored promptly.