Fall 2014 fire hydrant flushing

hydrant-flushingHydrant flushing will occur October 6-10.

The Whiteland Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants as a continuing maintenance procedure to assure quality drinking water to its customers.

Fire hydrant flushing will begin Monday, October 6, 2014, and depending on weather and workload, could take through Friday, October 10. Flushing will be done during the hours of 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Please use caution when doing laundry during this period, as the water may be discolored during the flushing operation. Any discoloration should clear within one to two hours.

Any questions or problems regarding this maintenance program should be directed to Jason Clayman, Water Superintendent at 535-6359. Or email him using this contact form on the water department page.

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About fire hydrant flushing

Fire hydrant flushing is done to remove rust and sediment from water lines and to perform testing of fire hydrants for public safety. The flushing operation may result in brief periods of reduced water pressure or discolored water. Iron in the water that may have settled into the water mains causes the discolored water. The water is only discolored. It is still safe.

If you experience discoloration and rust particles in your water:

  • Locate the farthest and lowest cold water faucet in your home from the water meter.
  • Remove the aerator if there is one and turn on the cold water faucet until the water runs clear.
  • If the water is still discolored after running the cold water for 10 minutes, please turn off the faucet and check it again one hour later.
  • Please refrain from washing white or light colored clothes.

When the flushing operation is complete, normal water pressure and clear water should return.

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Regular office and utility hours are Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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(317) 530-0222

 

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