Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant Flushing

Why do we flush hydrants?

There are two reasons for the flushing of fire hydrants. One is to remove naturally occurring sediments that settle in the bottom of water mains. The second is to verify the proper operation of fire hydrants. Discolored water may be drawn into your home or business if it is used when we are flushing or immediately after flushing. The discolored water comes from the minerals and deposits that are dislodged during the flushing process. The discolored water is NOT harmful to drink, but it could cause laundry stains. If you notice discolored water, run your water for several minutes until it is clear before doing any laundry. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call the New Haven Public Works Department at 260-748-7056.


2021 Flushing schedule:

Section I: September 20, 21, 22 All fire hydrants west of Hartzell Road (Meadowbrook, Heatherwood, Ridgeview, Woodfield, Castlerock) 

Section II: September 22, 23, 24 All fire hydrants east of Hartzell Road and west of Werling Road, Valley Creek and Arrow Haven: (Cottonwood, Walnut Ridge, Lakewood, Ashford Lakes, Sturm and Woodridge) 

Section III: September 27, 28, 29, 30 All fire hydrants east of Werling Road and west of Green Road, not including Valley Creek and Arrow Haven: (Straford, Pinestone, Scarborough, Timbercreek, Barber’s Point, Main and Powers) 

Section IV: October 1, 4, 5, 6 All fire hydrants east of Green Road and Green Street: (Highland Terrace, Tanglewood, Cameron Creek and Canal Ridge)