Public Works will begin flushing City water lines through fire hydrants the week of May 17. Fire hydrant flushing is part of the City’s regular preventative maintenance program to provide quality water to residents. Flushing will start in the red zone on this map and covers most neighborhoods south of Baseline Road and east of Highway 287. This work will take 3-4 weeks to complete.
Three crew members will flush the water lines of each hydrant for 5 minutes.
- One crew member will start flushing at hydrant 1 by opening it up to allow the water to flow out, with the next person at hydrant 2 and the third person at hydrant 3.
- Once hydrant 1 has been opened and flushed, that person will move to hydrant 4, then the second person would “leapfrog” to hydrant 5 until all hydrants in the zone have been opened and flushed.
This process clears our water lines and allows each hydrant to be exercised to ensure they are working properly.
As a result of the flushing process, residents in the immediate vicinity of the work may experience temporary discoloration of their water. This discoloration is harmless silt and air which does not affect the safety of your water. If you experience discoloration in your water after crews have been flushing in your area, clear the pipes in your home by running all water faucets for several minutes.
For questions or additional information, please call Public Works at 303-661-1277.