What is a Hydrant Flushing Program?
A Hydrant Flushing Program is a program conducted by the water utilities where crews open up the fire hydrants and allow water to flow out of them for the purpose of testing the water pressure at that location and to identify potential problems in the distribution system. Each hydrant is run for a period of time while crews perform the tests. Usually the program is conducted during the late evening and early morning hours to minimize the inconvenience on the water user.

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1. Is the City's water safe to drink?
2. My water is a rusty color after they flushed, what should I do?
3. Why does the City flush hydrants?
4. What is a Hydrant Flushing Program?
5. Should I stop using water when crews are flushing hydrants in my neighborhood?