Bangor Water District

                          Hydrant Flushing         

      Through this spring and summer, you’ll notice hydrants open for extended periods of time as we begin our flushing program.

      Opening the hydrant draws water through the main at a faster than usual speed, allowing any sediment to be flushed away. The sediment is lime (used to reduce corrosion) and corrosion products associated with pipe (such as iron). The water is often discolored after flushing, but will settle out within an hour or so, and is always safe to drink. We will attempt to schedule flushing in a manner that minimizes customer disruptions, but some customers may experience reduced water pressure.

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Last modified: September 30, 2016