Hydrant flushing is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of May 21, 2018 and continue for 3-4 weeks. Every spring, our utility crews flush more than 1,400 City water hydrants. This process helps clear mineral deposits from the water mains and ensures that each hydrant is in peak operating condition in case of emergency. Occasionally this causes discolored water in homes and businesses. If this happens, residents are encouraged to run the water in all taps in their home until the water is clear again. Avoid doing laundry until the water runs clear for several minutes.Throughout the spring and summer, Public Works staff will continue a Citywide inspection of all water main shut-off valves throughout the system. Valves will be inspected, cleaned, and repaired if necessary. This process - like hydrant flushing - can stir up deposits in the water mains. If you notice discolored water in your home or business anytime this summer, please let your water run for several minutes to clear the lines. If you continue to have issues with discolored or odorous water, please call our Public Works department at (651) 322-2022.