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Posted on: March 29, 2017

2017 Hydrant Flushing

The City of Bowie Public Works Department will begin the annual fire hydrant flushing and testing program in areas served by City water.  Hydrant flushing will begin on April 3, 2017 and will take place Monday through Friday from approximately 9am until 2pm in accordance with the following schedule:  

                       

            APRIL 3 & 4                         Buckingham, Derbyshire Sections and Forest Drive             

            APRIL 5 & 6                         Somerset and Bowie Forest Sections                         

            APRIL 7 & 10                      Tulip Grove Section including Twin Cedar            

            APRIL 11 & 12                    Foxhill & Long Ridge Sections                                 

            APRIL 13, 14 & 17             Kenilworth  Section

            APRIL 18                              Heather Hills   Section

            APRIL 19, 20 & 21             Meadowbrook Section

            APRIL 24                              Gradys Walk & Glenridge Sections

            APRIL 25                              Chapel Forge Section

            APRIL 26                              Victoria Heights Section & Race Track Rd Townhouses

            APRIL 27                               Idlewild Section

            APRIL 28                               Yorktown & Overbrook Sections

            MAY 1                                     Whitehall Section

            MAY 2                                     Rockledge Section


Some discoloration of your water may occur and clothes washing is discouraged.  If your clothes become discolored, keep them wet and re-wash them using a rust remover.  Rust remover will be available, at no cost, from City Hall and Public Works offices.  The water is safe for drinking and bathing even though it may be discolored.  The discoloration is a result of rust and sediment build up in the water lines and is not harmful.  The discolora¬≠tion should clear in approximately 24 hours.  However, since the water mains are all interconnected, flushing of hydrants in adjacent sections could affect your water as well.

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