Hydrant Flushing

During the week of April 16th we will be flushing hydrants from 7am until 4pm in the vicinity of the following streets in Wilton:

Old Boston Road, Old Kinds Highway, Tory Place, Borglum Road, Musket Ridge Road, Forge Road, Telva Road, Seir Hill Road, Deepwood Road, Belden Hill Road and Old Belden Hill Road.

Beginning the week of April 23rd we will be flushing hydrants from 7am until 4pm in the vicinity of the following streets in Norwalk (dates are subject to change):

MILL RD 4/23/2018 Mon
SILVERMINE AVE 4/23/2018 Mon
OLD KINGS HWY 4/23/2018 Mon
FRENCH FARM RD 4/23/2018 Mon
RIVER RD 4/23/2018 Mon
ALVIN DR 4/23/2018 Mon
SILVER RIVER CT 4/23/2018 Mon
MARY AUSTIN PL 4/23/2018 Mon
NEW CANAAN AVE 4/23/2018 Mon
MYSTIC LN 4/23/2018 Mon
LLOYD DR 4/23/2018 Mon
CORNWALL DR 4/23/2018 Mon
PONUS AVE 4/23/2018 Mon
PARALLEL ST 4/23/2018 Mon
BARTLETT AVE 4/23/2018 Mon
RICHELIEU ST 4/23/2018 Mon
STUART AVE 4/23/2018 Mon
N WATER ST 4/23/2018 Mon
WEST AVE 4/23/2018 Mon
CRESCENT ST 4/24/2018 Tue
SCIENCE RD 4/24/2018 Tue
CEDAR ST 4/24/2018 Tue
FAIRFIELD AVE 4/24/2018 Tue
GARNER ST 4/24/2018 Tue
BROOKLAWN AVE 4/24/2018 Tue
ROCKRIDGE DR 4/24/2018 Tue
PINE ST EXT 4/24/2018 Tue
PUTNAM AVE 4/24/2018 Tue
PINE ST 4/24/2018 Tue
MARTIN LUTHER DR 4/24/2018 Tue
MARTIN LUTHER K DR 4/24/2018 Tue
W WASHINGTON ST 4/24/2018 Tue
ANN ST 4/25/2018 Wed
NORTH MAIN ST 4/25/2018 Wed
NORTH WATER ST 4/25/2018 Wed
MARSHALL ST 4/25/2018 Wed
GOLDSTEIN PL 4/25/2018 Wed
SEAVIEW AVE 4/25/2018 Wed
FIRST ST 4/25/2018 Wed
LORENA ST 4/25/2018 Wed
BETHEL ST 4/25/2018 Wed
BRANFORD ST 4/25/2018 Wed
GREGORY BLVD 4/25/2018 Wed
SYCAMORE ST 4/26/2018 Thu
EDGEWATER PL 4/26/2018 Thu
COVE AVE 4/26/2018 Thu
SECOND ST 4/26/2018 Thu
STAPLES CT 4/26/2018 Thu
THIRD ST 4/26/2018 Thu
FOURTH ST 4/26/2018 Thu
SEASIDE PL 4/26/2018 Thu
HAWKINS AVE 4/26/2018 Thu
FIFTH ST 4/26/2018 Thu
ROLAND AVE 4/26/2018 Thu
ALDEN AVE 4/26/2018 Thu
NORMAN AVE 4/26/2018 Thu
WALLACE AVE 4/27/2018 Fri
MARION AVE 4/27/2018 Fri
ELLIOTT ST 4/27/2018 Fri
BLACKSTONE DR 4/27/2018 Fri
DECKER ST 4/27/2018 Fri
SYLVESTER CT 4/27/2018 Fri
WASHINGTON ST 4/30/2018 Mon
FLAX HILL RD 4/30/2018 Mon
CLAY ST 4/30/2018 Mon
MLK DR 4/30/2018 Mon
MADISON STREET 4/30/2018 Mon
MADISON ST 4/30/2018 Mon
SOUTH MAIN ST 4/30/2018 Mon
HAVILAND ST 4/30/2018 Mon
ELIZABETH ST 4/30/2018 Mon
WATER ST 4/30/2018 Mon
HANFORD PL 4/30/2018 Mon
MONROE ST 5/1/2018 Tue
STATE ST 5/1/2018 Tue
HAMILTON AVE 5/1/2018 Tue
CLEVELAND TER 5/1/2018 Tue
LOWE ST 5/1/2018 Tue
BOUTON ST 5/1/2018 Tue
PARADISO ST 5/1/2018 Tue
CLIFF ST 5/1/2018 Tue
SOUNDVIEW AVE 5/1/2018 Tue
GLASSER ST 5/1/2018 Tue
ARBOR DR 5/1/2018 Tue
POGANY ST 5/1/2018 Tue
OAK ST 5/1/2018 Tue
WINDSOR PL 5/2/2018 Wed
ROBINS SQ EAST 5/2/2018 Wed
BATES CT 5/2/2018 Wed
ELY AVE 5/2/2018 Wed
LEXINGTON AVE 5/2/2018 Wed
LUBRANO PL 5/2/2018 Wed
OLEAN ST 5/2/2018 Wed
KOSSUTH ST 5/2/2018 Wed
LAURA ST 5/2/2018 Wed
SNOWDEN ST 5/3/2018 Thu
HEMLOCK PL 5/3/2018 Thu
SAN VINCENZO PL 5/3/2018 Thu
KNAPP ST 5/3/2018 Thu
TAFT ST 5/3/2018 Thu
ROODNER CT 5/3/2018 Thu
ROCKLAND RD 5/4/2018 Fri
INGALLS AVE 5/4/2018 Fri
RYAN AVE 5/4/2018 Fri
GRAYROCK RD 5/4/2018 Fri
RAYMOND ST 5/4/2018 Fri
DAY ST 5/4/2018 Fri
CHESTNUT ST 5/4/2018 Fri
HENRY ST EXT 5/4/2018 Fri
CONCORD ST 5/7/2018 Mon
MERRITT PL 5/7/2018 Mon
BELL AVE 5/7/2018 Mon
S MAIN ST 5/7/2018 Mon
WOODWARD AVE 5/8/2018 Tue
GROVE ST 5/8/2018 Tue
BURRITT AVE 5/8/2018 Tue
MEADOW ST 5/8/2018 Tue
NOVAK ST 5/8/2018 Tue
MEADOW ST EXT 5/8/2018 Tue
SHEEHAN AVE 5/8/2018 Tue
OXFORD ST 5/8/2018 Tue
WILSON AVE 5/8/2018 Tue
GREYROCK RD 5/8/2018 Tue
MACK ST 5/8/2018 Tue
SHOREFRONT DR 5/8/2018 Tue
QUINTARD AVE 5/9/2018 Wed
LINCOLN AVE 5/9/2018 Wed
SHERIDAN ST 5/9/2018 Wed
LAWRENCE ST 5/10/2018 Thu
LOWNDES AVE 5/10/2018 Thu
BAXTER DR SOUTH 5/10/2018 Thu
BAXTER DR NORTH 5/10/2018 Thu
NEPTUNE AVE 5/11/2018 Fri
NAROMAKE AVE 5/11/2018 Fri
BURWELL ST 5/11/2018 Fri
DOCK RD 5/11/2018 Fri
SPLITROCK RD 5/14/2018 Mon
OUTER RD 5/14/2018 Mon
CHANNEL AVE 5/14/2018 Mon
OLIVER ST 5/14/2018 Mon
HARBOR VIEW AVE 5/14/2018 Mon

Hydrant flushing ads are placed in The Hour 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.  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 hydrant’s mechanical operation.
  • The overall benefits of the hydrant flushing program far outweigh the temporary inconvenience associated with the program.