Hydrant Flushing Program

hydrant flushing

MWRD works hard to ensure and maintain exceptional water quality within the distribution system. This has been accomplished by implementing a flushing program. Our flushing programs consists of flushing all hydrants and blow-offs in the distribution system at least once annually. Low use lines (such as dead-end lines) are flushed more frequently to ensure water quality in those areas. MWRD has also installed several automatic flushing hydrants in the distribution system. These hydrants work on a timer system and ensures fresh water to areas with low use.

If the flushing crew is in your area, you may notice low pressure or even discolored water. If discoloration occurs, open the cold tap nearest the water meter and flow until the water runs clear. If you have any questions or concerns relating to flushing in your area, please contact Kim Burritt at 615-848-3222.