2017 Hydrant Flushing Schedule

The following is a list of streets that will have their hydrants flushed this spring. The listed hydrant flushing schedule is approximate and subject to change.  Hydrant flushing ads are placed in The Hour newspaper throughout the flushing schedule period.
Hydrant flushing can cause temporary discolored water and/or localized pressure fluctuations.  This activity may cause some temporary customer inconvenience, but does not pose a health threat.  The discolored water is caused by the removal of accumulated iron and manganese that have settled in the main.   
The following tips are recommended during this period:

  1. Please check the color of your water before using.
  2. Avoid washing clothes or using hot water during periods of temporarily discolored water.
  3. If your water is temporarily discolored, run the COLD water in your bathtub. The time it takes for the water to clear will vary depending on your location and the length of your service pipe. You should run the water periodically and if it is still discolored, wait about 15 minutes and repeat this procedure.

Why we flush our hydrants
Hydrant flushing plays an important role in our operation and maintenance program. Water quality can deteriorate during delivery from the treatment plant to the consumer due to a number of factors including distance from treatment plant, proximity to dead-end mains, type and condition of mains, and water flow patterns.
Hydrant flushing can improve water quality by removing accumulated sediment. Additional benefits of hydrant flushing include maintaining chlorine disinfection levels, eliminating taste and odor problems and controlling bacterial growth.
Hydrant flushing provides an opportunity for the department to check the amount of water flow available at each hydrant, as well as the hydrant’s mechanical operation.
The overall benefits of the hydrant flushing program far outweigh the temporary inconvenience associated with the program
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Date Location Date Location Date Location
Wilton:
5/31/2017 OLD BOSTON RD 6/7/2017 DEVILS GARDEN RD LITTLEBROOK RD
OLD KINGS HWY ERIN CT DEAN CT
TORY PL BRIAR ST THOMES ST
BORGLUM RD ROWAYTON CT 6/14/2017 GILBERT HILL RD
MUSKET RIDGE VANDERBUILT AVE CLIFFORD ST
FORGE RD POSSUM LN STEEPLE TOP RD
TELVA RD POSSUM CIRCLE INDIAN SPRING RD
6/1/2017 SEIR HILL RD MEEKER CT FLICKER LN
DEEPWOOD RD ARNOLD LN GREEN BEACH DR
BELDEN HILL RD ROWAYTON WOODS CREST RD
OLD BELDEN HILL RD 6/8/2017 HIGHLAND AVE: RIDGEWOOD RD
  CHARCOAL to WILSON BRYAN RD
Norwalk: ELY AVE 6/15/2017 ROTON AVE
DUKE PL POND RIDGE CT
6/2/2017 CONNECTICUT AVE:  MARTIN LUTHER KING DR HARSTROM PL
   SCRIBNER TO WEST NORWALK WILSON AVE McKINLEY ST
WEST CEDAR ST 6/9/2017 OLD TROLLEY PL TOP SAIL RD
OLIVE LN HILLTOP RD SAMMIS ST
KEELER AVE VALLEY RD BLUFF AVE
RICHARDS AVE WOODLAND RD CROCKET ST
6/5/2017 JUHASZ ST SHAGBARK RD 6/16/2017 COOK ST
BEECHWOD RD POINT RD RICHMOND RD
WEST NORWALK RD NATHAN HALE RD SUNWICH RD
MOREHOUSE LN 6/12/2017 DANCING BEAR RD PINE POINT RD
RIVER PARK DR WITCH LA OLD WHARF RD
PRIMROSE LN BURCHARD LA NYLKED TER
BROOKSIDE CT TORY HILL RD NEARWATER RD
SHADY BROOK LN OLD WITCH CT CAPTAINS WALK RD
6/6/2017 GETNER FARM OLDFIELD PL 6/19/2017 ENSIGN RD
WOODCHUCK LN 6/13/2017 BLUFF AVE SOUTH BEACH DR
WOODCHUCK CT COVEWOOD DR WESTMERE AVE
RED BIRD LN RANGE RD YARMOUTH RD
COTTONTAIL RD CROOKED TRAIL RD CENTRAL AVE
ROWAYTON AVE LEDGE RD