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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Fall Hydrant Flushing


The Longmeadow Department of Public Works (DPW) will be conducting its fall hydrant flushing program. Hydrant flushing will occur between 7:30 am – 2pm and 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm Monday through Friday. The start date is Monday, September 28th, 2020. Hydrant flushing will last until October 16, 2020.

During this time, customers may notice episodes of decreased water pressure or discoloration of their water. Water discoloration results from temporary disturbances of the normal water flow within our distribution system. Theses short-term changes in flow can stir up naturally occurring minerals and sediment that settle within the water mains.

If you experience discolored water, you are encouraged to run cold water through a faucet (bathtubs being the best choice) for 5-10 minutes or until the water clears up. Do not use hot water or run your washing machine as the dirty water can discolor clothing and enter your hot water heater and could possibly damage it.

Questions? Call DPW at 567-3400.

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