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Posted on: September 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Semi-Annual Hydrant Flushing Begins September 21st

Hydrant Flushing

Starting September 21st, CBPU crews will begin the semi-annual hydrant flushing throughout the City. Flushing will start with ward 1, then 3, 2, and finally 4.  

Coldwater’s water distribution system is a complex network of pipes and storage tanks where sediment and deposits may naturally accumulate over time. If not removed (flushed) these materials may cause a decrease in water quality resulting in taste and odor problems or discoloration of the water. 

Additionally, the CBPU water department is able to test the pressure of the flow for the fire department to ensure the hydrants are functioning properly. During hydrant flushing, you may notice a slight discoloration of your water. If this occurs slowly run cold water out of your faucet until the water becomes clear. This is also a good time to flush out your hot water heaters. 

As always, please proceed with caution when you see workers on the side of the road. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 517-279-9531. 

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