Dates set for flushing city fire hydrants in Port Orchard, McCormick Woods

The Public Works Department announced fire hydrants within the city and McCormick Woods will be flushed from Monday, April 22 through Friday, May 3, according to the City’s website.

The semi-annual inspection allows Public Works to flow each hydrant and perform preventive maintenance. The individual hydrant will be turned on to allow full flow.

People will notice water flowing along the street at times. In addition, the large flow of water will stir up any naturally occurring sediment in the water mains. The inspection flushes sediment from the water system.

It is possible that customers will notice sediment in the water at the house faucets during this week. If this occurs, people are advised to turn off the inside faucet, then allow water to run from an outside hose bib or the cold water tap of the bathtub until the water runs clear again.  Do not use the hot water tap to clear the water. The water should only have to run a few minutes before it is  clear again.

The City Treasurer’s office will apply a small credit to the water bill at the request of the ratepayer when this is necessary.

Questions during the process should be directed to the Public Works Department at 360-876-4991.


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