Hydrant Flushing

May 15, 2017

The start of hydrant flushing has been delayed until Friday, May 19, 2017. City utility department staff will be flushing hydrants throughout the City. The schedule for May 19 - May 26 is as follows:

Industrial Park, Huron Farms, Walkabout Creek, Dexter Crossing, Dexter High School

As crews flush hydrants there may be some discoloration of the water.  Residents who experience “rust colored” water should simply run the cold water tap for a few minutes to clear the household pipes.  The rust coloring is caused by a natural build up of minerals in the water system.  Some natural mineral deposits are stirred up in the water pipes when fire hydrants are first turned on.  If possible, try to avoid washing white clothes during this time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Utility Department at 734-426-4572 during the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm. Thank you for your cooperation during this effort to maintain the quality of your water system.