Hydrant flushing began May 13. All hydrants will be flushed to ensure the hydrants are operating properly. The project is expected to take about six weeks to complete, weather permitting.
Though flushing may occasionally discolor the water for a few minutes, it is safe to drink. Residents may want to check for signs of discoloration before using the water to wash clothes, particularly white clothes. Removing the screen on a faucet and letting the water run can help clear up the discoloration.
Questions about hydrant flushing can be directed to the Public Works Department at 651-714-3720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder: stormwater ponds are not for recreational use
Parents should remind their children not to play near stormwater ponds, especially near drains.
A stormwater pond has two main purposes: residential flood protection and treating urban water run off before it flows into natural bodies of water. Stormwater ponds at times may have a constant flow of water running through them. These unpredictable and fluctuating water levels create an unsafe environment for recreational activities.