2016 Hydrant Flushing Schedule

The following is a list of streets that will have their hydrants flushed this spring. The listed hydrant flushing schedule is approximate and subject to change.  Hydrant flushing ads are placed in The Hour newspaper throughout the flushing schedule period.

Hydrant flushing can cause temporary discolored water and/or localized pressure fluctuations.  This activity may cause some temporary customer inconvenience, but does not pose a health threat.  The discolored water is caused by the removal of accumulated iron and manganese that have settled in the main.   

The following tips are recommended during this period:

  1. Please check the color of your water before using.
  2. Avoid washing clothes or using hot water during periods of temporarily discolored water.
  3. If your water is temporarily discolored, run the COLD water in your bathtub. The time it takes for the water to clear will vary depending on your location and the length of your service pipe. You should run the water periodically and if it is still discolored, wait about 15 minutes and repeat this procedure.

Why we flush our hydrants

Hydrant flushing plays an important role in our operation and maintenance program. Water quality can deteriorate during delivery from the treatment plant to the consumer due to a number of factors including distance from treatment plant, proximity to dead-end mains, type and condition of mains, and water flow patterns.

Hydrant flushing can improve water quality by removing accumulated sediment. Additional benefits of hydrant flushing include maintaining chlorine disinfection levels, eliminating taste and odor problems and controlling bacterial growth.

Hydrant flushing provides an opportunity for the department to check the amount of water flow available at each hydrant, as well as the hydrant’s mechanical operation.

The overall benefits of the hydrant flushing program far outweigh the temporary inconvenience associated with the program.   

 

Date Location Date Location Date Location
Wilton:
4/18/2016 OLD BOSTON RD 4/25/2016 HADIK PARKWAY 5/2/2016 STEPPINGSTONE RD
OLD KINGS HWY HIGHLAND AVE ROCKMEADOW RD
TORY PL HOLLOW SPRING RD CHIPPING LA
BORGLUM RD TOPPING LN TWIN LEDGE RD
MUSKET RIDGE FLAX HILL RD MARLIN DR
FORGE RD MEREDITH CT STUART AVE
TELVA RD WESTVIEW LN CHRISTY ST
4/19/2016 SEIR HILL RD OAK HILL AVE EAGLE RD
DEEPWOOD RD JOEMAR RD ROCKMEADOW RD
BELDEN HILL RD RAMPART RD ELAINE ST
OLD BELDEN HILL RD BEAUFORD RD BYRD RD
OAKLEDGE CIR 5/3/2016 BENEDICT ST
Norwalk: SHAW AVE BUCCIARELLI CT
CHATHAM DR BENEDICT CT
4/20/2016 CORNWALL RD COSSITT RD CUTRONE RD
CORNWALL DR 4/26/2016 SCRIBNER AVE TRUMAN ST
HUNTERS LN SPICEWOOD RD TRUMAN CT
PONUS AVE WOODLAWN AVE CLINTON AVE
LEDGEWOOD DR FRANCES AVE GLENWOOD AVE
ANSON RD MCALLISTER AVE 5/4/2016 FERRIS AVE
GLEN AVE HOLLOW TREE RD CONNECTICUT AVE
JEAN AVE WEST COUCH ST FAIRFIELD AVE
NEW CANAAN AVE RICHMOND HILL RD CEDAR ST
FORBELL DR KEITH ST IVY PL
CANA CT AVE E WEST CEDAR ST
4/21/2016 FOX RUN RD 4/27/2016 MORTON ST CEDARCREST PL
LITTLE FOX LN AVE B COLONIAL VILLAGE RD
DOUGLAS DR SUMMITT AVE 5/5/2016 QUAKER RD
TIMOTHY RD TAYLOR AVE DONNA DR
HUCKLEBERRY DR N ELMWOOD AVE ORLANDO RD
HUCKLEBERRY DR S COUCH ST ORLANDO PL
RED OAK LN HILLSIDE PL PRISCILLA RD
NURSERY CT BAYVIEW AVE BOULDER RD
LESLEY LN 4/28/2016 GOLDEN HILL ST IMPERIAL DR
4/22/2016 WEED AVE ALLVIEW AVE BONNYBROOK RD
FILLOW ST SUMMITT ST
FLOWER LN SOUTH ST
NURSERY ST NEW CANAAN AVE
CARTER ST WOODACRE RD
PURDY RD BARTLETT AVE
NEW CANAAN WAY HILLWOOD PL
SOUNDVIEW AVE BIRCHSIDE DR
DEVILS GARDEN RD SILVERMINE WAY
AUBURN ST 4/29/2016 ELLS ST
DEERFIELD ST PONUS AVE
HIGHLAND CT OLD FARM PL
DEEPWOOD LN BEAU ST
HARVANN RD
NORVEL RD
MAHER DR
CAMELOT DR
NEWFIELD ST
KENDALL CT
FILLOW ST
WILD ROSE LN
NORTH TAYLOR AVE