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Posted on: March 11, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Hydrant Flushing Runs from April 6th to May 5th

Hydrant flushing will begin on April 6, 2015 and will take place Monday through Friday from approximately 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in accordance with the following schedule:

APRIL 6 & 7 Buckingham, Derbyshire, and Forest Drive
APRIL 8 & 9 Somerset and Bowie Forest
APRIL 10 & 13 Tulip Grove
APRIL 14 & 15 Foxhill & Long Ridge
APRIL 16, 17 & 20 Kenilworth
APRIL 21 Heather Hills
APRIL 22, 23 & 24 Meadowbrook
APRIL 27 Gradys Walk & Glenridge
APRIL 28 Chapel Forge
APRIL 29 Victoria Heights & Race Track Road Townhouses
APRIL 30 Idlewild
MAY 1 Yorktown & Overbrook
MAY 4 Whitehall
MAY 5 Rockledge

Some discoloration of your water may occur and clothes washing is discouraged while hydrant 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 is a result of rust and sediment build up in the water lines and is not harmful. The discoloration 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.

For more information about hydrant flushing, please call the Public Works Department at 301-809-2344.

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