During the year fire hydrants are used to test capacity, to remove sediment and rust from the water, or to maintain proper water particle levels. In South River, we conduct hydrant flushing twice each year, in the spring and autumn.
During hydrant flushing, there may be a noticeable decrease in pressure, as well as a discoloration in the water. This is not physically harmful and will not affect the safety of the water for drinking and sanitation purposes. If this occurs, please run your cold water for several minutes to clear your lines. You should also use your toilets once or twice. The water should run clear within a few minutes.
We urge you not to do any laundry during these times.