To improve water quality and minimize discoloration, the City of Abbotsford water mains are comprehensively flushed. The procedure is performed in warm weather months and involves forcing the water through the pipes at high velocity, removing accumulated mineral sediment until the water is clear.
How will flushing affect service?
When hydrant flushing, you may have a period of low pressure. Flushing may also lead to discolored water, if water is being used during or a period after flushing. The discoloration is caused by iron (red color) or mangnese (black color) particles being dislodged from water mains. If discoloration occurs, open the cold water tap nearest the water meter, usually in the basement, to clear the water.
Water Main Flushing
The City of Abbotsford will be conducting the bi-annual flushing program to clear out minerals that have accumulated in the City's water mains. The flushing is accomplished by opening fire hydrants. This flushing is necessary to improve water quality and maintain the integrity of the distribution system, which is mandated by the Wisconsin DNR.
Flushing will be conducted: 6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
THE WATER DEPARTMENT WILL BE FLUSHING HYDRANTS OCTOBER 1, 2018-OCTOBER 9, 2018
If the water appears discolored, do not be alarmed. After waiting, run your cold water for about 5 minutes to verify the water has cleared. If water does not clear, or if you have any questions, please call the City Hall at 223-3444.