Hydrant Flushing

June 9, 2017

City utility department staff are continuing to flush hydrants throughout the City. Hydrants are not typically flushed during the summer months due to the high water usage, however our maintenance project on one of the three filters at the Water Filtration Plant delayed the start of the semi-annual flushing.

The schedule for June 19-June 23 is as follows:

West Ridge, Cedars of Dexter

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 the water does not clear within a few minutes please call the Utility Department, so staff can determine if additional flushing if necessary. 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.