Fire Hydrant Flushing Begins Monday August 15th

On Monday, August 15th Capital Region Water will begin its annual fire hydrant flushing and inspection program. It is expected to take 4-6 weeks to reach all 1,600 fire hydrants in Capital Region Water’s service area.

Why is this needed?

flushingFire hydrant flushing is a critical annual program to maintain high quality drinking water. Annual flushing removes buildup in fire hydrants and water mains and brings fresh water into pipes that are used infrequently.
Every fire hydrant is also inspected for proper operation to ensure reliable use for fire protection.
How will this affect your water service?

Fire hydrant flushing may cause a temporary discoloration of water and a temporary reduction in water pressure. The discoloration is not harmful and can be flushed out by running cold water through a faucet. Please call 888-510-0606 or email info@capitalregionwater.comwith any questions or concerns.

Flushing Phases:flushing map

All 1,600 fire hydrants in Capital Region Water’s service area will be flushed and inspected. Flushing will take place in several phases and will begin on the north side of Reservoir Park and progress out toward Capital Region Water’s service area boundaries. See the map to the right showing the order of hydrant flushing phases.

Capital Region Water will be using automated phone calls,, and Twitter to notify customers as the flushing program progresses.

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