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Manchester, Iowa 52057
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Fire Hydrant Flushing

Will Hydrant Flushing Affect Your Water?

If you are using water when the fire hydrant flushing process is occurring in your neighborhood, the water that we are scouring out of the water distribution system could be drawn into your home’s plumbing system. Although the water may be discolored, smell different and/or have a slightly different taste, it is safe to use. 

Why Do We Flush Fire Hydrants?

The water distribution system consists of miles of water main and hundreds of fire hydrants, and each of those hydrants need to be operated periodically to lubricate the internal mechanisms and check the overall functionality. If a deficiency is discovered during this inspection, most maintenance can be performed immediately. The end result is that the fire hydrants in your neighborhood are available for fire protection if there is ever a need.

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