The City of Bowie Public Works Department will begin the semi-annual fire hydrant flushing and testing program in areas served by City water. Hydrant flushing will begin on Monday, September 27, 2021 and will take place Monday through Friday from approximately 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in accordance with the Fall 2021 Hydrant Flushing Schedule.
Some discoloration of your water may occur and clothes washing is discouraged when flushing is taking place in your neighborhood. 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 should clear in approximately 24 hours. However, since the water mains are all interconnected, flushing of fire hydrants could affect adjacent areas to the scheduled sections as well.