Gladstone Water Department - Fire Hydrant Flushing
Fire Hydrant Flushing Notice
The City of Gladstone Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants on Monday, September 10, 2018 through Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 8:00 AM (EST) to 3:30 PM (EST).
The annual flushing of water mains is a maintenance process that improves water quality at the tap by removing accumulated minerals, sediment and tuberculation (a buildup common in iron pipes that reduces its ability to transmit water). This also allows us to identify hydrants in need of repair. The flushing process can cause low water pressure and frequently disturbs the accumulated minerals and sediment in the water mains. The quick release of water from a hydrant causes them to dissolve and temporarily discolor the water delivered to homes and businesses. Although, the water is perfectly safe we recommend running a cold water tap for several minutes to help clear the discoloration before using it for drinking or laundry.
Hydrant Flushing Schedule
Monday, September 10, 2018