Reedsburg Utility Announces Fire Hydrant Flushing and Water Main Maintenance


(Reedsburg, WI) September 24, 2020 – Flushing fire hydrants and having routine water main maintenance is an important procedure when it comes to a community’s safety.  It is necessary to flush fire hydrants in order to test that there is adequate water flow and pressure.  Flushing is also done to remove any sediment from the pipes in order to maintain water clarity and quality throughout the distribution system.  From now through the end of October you may see Water Utility personnel in various areas releasing water from fire hydrants Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m

Occasionally when fire hydrants are flushed you may notice a discoloration in your tap water.  If this happens, run the cold water tap for a few minutes until the water runs clear.  If the water does not run clear the first time, wait a few minutes and run the water again, rest assured the water is safe to drink.  If you have any questions concerning the fire hydrant flushing or your community owned Water Utility, please contact Reedsburg Utility Commission at 524-4381.