Hydrant Flushing

posted in Public Works on May 25, 2021

The Waverly Water Division is flushing fire hydrants throughout the community and will continue flushing hydrants throughout the next few weeks.  The flushing could cause some discoloration of the drinking water.  However, the water is safe to drink.  To clear the water, a cold water tap should be turned on and allowed to run until it clears.  The hot water should also be checked for discoloration before running it into the washing machine.

Periods of low water pressure may be experienced during this flushing of the fire hydrants.  The Water Division asks the public, especially drivers, to be careful during this time and take into account the possibility of water on the roadways.

The purpose of the hydrant flushing is to remove rust, mineral deposits or grit that comes from the aquifer and is deposited in the water mains.  Also, the mechanical condition of the fire hydrants will be checked.  The flushing operations will start in northwest Waverly. 

If you have any questions, please call the Water Division at 352-6261. 

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