Hydrant Flushing

Beginning the week of April 10, 2023 we will be flushing hydrants from 7am until 5pm in the vicinity of the following streets in Norwalk (dates are subject to change):

2023 Norwalk Flushing Schedule
DATE ROAD
Day 1 4/10/2023 Mon CONNECTICUT AVE <385
Day 1 4/10/2023 Mon W CEDAR ST
Day 1 4/10/2023 Mon OLIVE LN
Day 1 4/10/2023 Mon RICHARDS AVE
Day 1 4/10/2023 Mon JUHASZ ST
Day 1 4/10/2023 Mon BEECHWOOD RD
Day 2 4/11/2023 Tue WEST NORWALK RDĀ  >124
Day 2 4/11/2023 Tue MOREHOUSE LN
Day 2 4/11/2023 Tue CONNECTICUT AVEĀ  >385
Day 2 4/11/2023 Tue Rampart RdĀ  >75
Day 2 4/11/2023 Tue KEELER AVE
Day 3 4/12/2023 Wed CONNECTICUT AVEĀ  >726
Day 3 4/12/2023 Wed RICHARDS AVEĀ  >6
Day 3 4/12/2023 Wed RIVER PARK DR
Day 3 4/12/2023 Wed WEST NORWALK RD
Day 4 4/13/2023 Thu PRIMROSE LN
Day 4 4/13/2023 Thu BROOKSIDE CT
Day 4 4/13/2023 Thu RICHARDS AVEĀ  <6
Day 4 4/13/2023 Thu SHADY BROOK LA
Day 4 4/13/2023 Thu GETNER FARM
Day 4 4/13/2023 Thu WOODCHUCK CT
Day 4 4/13/2023 Thu WOODCHUCK LN
Day 5 4/14/2023 Fri RED BIRD LN
Day 5 4/14/2023 Fri COTTONTAIL RD
Day 5 4/14/2023 Fri ROWAYTON AVEĀ  >350
Day 5 4/14/2023 Fri DEVILS GARDEN RD
Day 5 4/14/2023 Fri TIMBERLINE RD
Day 5 4/14/2023 Fri ERIN CT
Day 5 4/14/2023 Fri BRIAR ST
Day 5 4/14/2023 Fri VANDERBILT AVE
Day 5 4/14/2023 Fri POSSUM LN
Day 5 4/14/2023 Fri POSSUM CIR
Day 5 4/14/2023 Fri MEEKER CT
Day 5 4/14/2023 Fri ARNOLD LN
Day 5 4/14/2023 Fri ROWAYTON WOODS
Day 6 4/17/2023 Mon HIGHLAND AVE
Day 6 4/17/2023 Mon WILSON AVE
Day 6 4/17/2023 Mon ELY AVE
Day 6 4/17/2023 Mon DUKE PL
Day 6 4/17/2023 Mon MARTIN LUTHER KING DR
Day 6 4/17/2023 Mon OLD TROLLEY PL
Day 7 4/17/2023 Mon HILLTOP RD
Day 7 4/17/2023 Mon VALLEY RD
Day 7 4/17/2023 Mon WOODLAND RD
Day 7 4/17/2023 Mon SHAGBARK RD
Day 7 4/17/2023 Mon POINT RD
Day 7 4/17/2023 Mon NATHAN HALE RD
Day 8 4/18/2023 Tue DANCING BEAR RD
Day 8 4/18/2023 Tue WITCH LN
Day 8 4/18/2023 Tue BURCHARD LN NORTH
Day 8 4/18/2023 Tue BURCHARD LN
Day 8 4/18/2023 Tue TORY HILL RD
Day 8 4/18/2023 Tue OLD WITCH CT
Day 8 4/18/2023 Tue OLDFIELD PL
Day 9 4/19/2023 Wed HIGHLAND AVE
Day 9 4/19/2023 Wed WILSON AVE
Day 9 4/19/2023 Wed BLUFF AVE
Day 9 4/19/2023 Wed COVEWOOD DR
Day 9 4/19/2023 Wed HIGHLAND AVE
Day 9 4/19/2023 Wed WITCH LA
Day 9 4/19/2023 Wed RANGE RD
Day 9 4/19/2023 Wed CROOKED TRAIL
Day 9 4/19/2023 Wed RANGE RD
Day 9 4/19/2023 Wed LEDGE RD
Day 9 4/19/2023 Wed LITTLE BROOK RD
Day 9 4/19/2023 Wed DEAN CT
Day 9 4/19/2023 Wed THOMES ST
Day 9 4/19/2023 Wed GILBERT HILL RD
Day 9 4/19/2023 Wed CLIFFORD STREET
Day 9 4/19/2023 Wed ROWAYTON AVEĀ  >263
Day 10 4/20/2023 Thu STEEPLE TOP RD
Day 10 4/20/2023 Thu HUNT ST
Day 10 4/20/2023 Thu FLICKER LA
Day 10 4/20/2023 Thu INDIAN SPRING RD
Day 10 4/20/2023 Thu GREEN BEECH DR
Day 10 4/20/2023 Thu WITCH LN
Day 10 4/20/2023 Thu ROWAYTON AVEĀ  194-295
Day 10 4/20/2023 Thu CREST RD
Day 10 4/20/2023 Thu RIDGEWOOD RD
Day 10 4/20/2023 Thu WILSON AVE
Day 10 4/20/2023 Thu BRYAN ROAD
Day 10 4/20/2023 Thu POND RIDGE CT
Day 10 4/20/2023 Thu HARSTROM PL
Day 11 4/21/2023 Fri MCKINLEY ST
Day 11 4/21/2023 Fri ROWAYTON AVEĀ  56-135
Day 11 4/21/2023 Fri TOP SAIL RD
Day 11 4/21/2023 Fri HIGHLAND AVE
Day 11 4/21/2023 Fri SAMMIS ST
Day 11 4/21/2023 Fri BLUFF AVE
Day 11 4/21/2023 Fri ROTON AVE
Day 11 4/21/2023 Fri CROCKET ST
Day 11 4/21/2023 Fri COOK ST
Day 12 4/24/2023 Mon ROWAYTON AVEĀ  <56
Day 12 4/24/2023 Mon RICHMOND RD
Day 12 4/24/2023 Mon ROTON AVEĀ  56-81
Day 12 4/24/2023 Mon SUNWICH RD
Day 12 4/24/2023 Mon PINE POINT RD
Day 12 4/24/2023 Mon OLD WHARF RD
Day 12 4/24/2023 Mon NYLKED TER
Day 12 4/24/2023 Mon NEARWATER RD
Day 13 4/25/2023 Tue CAPTAINS WALK
Day 13 4/25/2023 Tue ENSIGN RD
Day 13 4/25/2023 Tue SOUTH BEACH DR
Day 13 4/25/2023 Tue WESTMERE AVE
Day 13 4/25/2023 Tue YARMOUTH RD
Day 13 4/25/2023 Tue EAST BEACH DRIVE

On May 11th, 2023, 10 PM, through May 12th, 2023, 6 AM, we will be flushing the main transmission line from Wilton to South Norwalk.

Hydrant flushing ads are placed in The HourĀ and/or Wilton Bulletin newspapers and on our website 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. Ā 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:

  • Please check the color of your water before using.
  • Avoid washing clothes or using hot water during periods of temporarily discolored water.
  • 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 hydrantā€™s mechanical operation.
  • The overall benefits of the hydrant flushing program far outweigh the temporary inconvenience associated with the program.