Town To Flush Fire Hydrants

Posted January 5, 2021 at 5:30 am by

From Town Of Fri­day Harbor

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor will be flush­ing fire hydrants from Thurs­day, Jan. 7 through Fri­day, Jan. 8.

Homes and busi­ness­es near­by may be affect­ed with brief water dis­col­oration, cloudi­ness or slight pres­sure fluctuations.

The town crew will do every­thing in their pow­er to keep these con­di­tions to a minimum.

This test­ing part of the Town of Fri­day Har­bor’s Water Com­pre­hen­sive Plan and is essen­tial to assure that hydrants are oper­at­ing effi­cient­ly for fire pro­tec­tion purposes.

Along with main­tain­ing fire rat­ings, test­ing mon­i­tors the health and qual­i­ty of the town’s water sys­tem, iden­ti­fies weak areas in the sys­tem and removes min­er­als and sed­i­ment that accu­mu­late in dis­tri­b­u­tion lines and hydrants.

There are no known health con­cerns asso­ci­at­ed with the min­er­als that get stirred up as a result of line flushing.

Customer Tips:

  • Avoid run­ning your tap water and using the wash­ing machine or dish­wash­er while crews are flush­ing in your area.
  • If dis­col­ored water occurs, sim­ply run the cold water for a few min­utes until it clears. This will allow any sed­i­ment to work its way through your pipes.
  • Check for dis­col­ored water before using the wash­ing machine or dish­wash­er. If your laun­dry becomes stained, do not put your laun­dry in the dry­er. Rewash clothes using detergent.
  • Check faucet screens for trapped par­ti­cles if water pres­sure or vol­ume seems low after flush­ing is completed.

If you have any ques­tions or con­cerns, or should at any time notice a hydrant in need of repair or run­ning unat­tend­ed, con­tact town hall at 360–378-2810 or the water depart­ment at 360–378-8353.

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