Watertown To Flush Hydrants Starting Monday

(Watertown) Watertown’s Water Department plans to flush hydrants throughout the city starting next week. Flushing will mainly occur between 5am and 1pm beginning September 11th, with one crew starting on Main Street – from 1st Street and 8th Street – and a second crew will begin on Hospital Drive.

City officials say flushing will continue that week Tuesday through Friday from 6am to 2pm and the week of September 18th. Hydrants located on streets that are currently under construction will not be flushed at this time.

Customers are asked to refrain from using water during the flushing hours each day, especially for laundry, to avoid bringing rusty water into their home’s plumbing. Citizens are also asked to wait until after 4pm on flushing days to do laundry and check watercolor before starting.

More information about hydrant flushing or if you experience rusty water is available on the city’s website. Click HERE to visit the site.