The City of Napoleon will be conducting the SPRING FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING PROGRAM from Monday, April 17, 2023 through Friday, May 5, 2023. Flushing in the Downtown area, North Scott Street, Becklee Drive and Bonaparte Drive will be conducted on Friday, May 5, 2023 between the hours of 12:00 AM and 8:00 AM.
The City of Napoleon will be conducting the FALL FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING PROGRAM from Monday, October 16, 2023 through Friday, October 27, 2023. Flushing in the Downtown area, North Scott Street, Becklee Drive and Bonaparte Drive will be conducted on Friday, October 27, 2023 between the hours of 12:00 AM and 8:00 AM.
City crews will start flushing hydrants on the north side of the river near the Water Treatment Plant and work their way to the outer edges of the system. The flushing of the system is a very important function of the overall maintenance of the water distribution system for the following reasons:
· To ensure that the hydrants are in proper working order.
· To verify the flow and location of the hydrants for fighting fires.
· To pull fresh water to low flow and dead-end sections of the water mains.
The Water Distribution Department would like to advise that the water sometimes becomes rusty or off-color when hydrants are flushed and encourages residents to check the water before doing any laundry, cooking, or showering. In case this does occur, the water lines may be cleared by running the washing machine on the full cold water cycle with no clothes in the washer. Also, check all other fixtures and let the water run until it is clear again.
Except for the Downtown area schedule listed above, the crews will start at 7:30 AM and continue flushing until approximately 3:00 PM weekdays during this period.
Please contact the Operations Department between 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM at 419-599-1891 with any questions regarding this matter.