CAPITAL REGION WATER BEGINS ANNUAL FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING AND INSPECTION PROGRAM
HARRISBURG (April 6, 2021): Capital Region Water has begun its annual fire hydrant flushing and inspection program as of Monday, April 5, 2021. It is expected to take eight weeks to reach all 1,800 fire hydrants in Capital Region Water’s service area.
Why is this needed? Annual fire hydrant flushing and inspections are critical to maintaining high quality drinking water. Flushing removes buildup in fire hydrants and water mains. Crews also inspect each hydrant to ensure reliable use for fire protection. Capital Region Water quickly repairs any issues with fire hydrants to keep them in service.
How will this affect my water service? Fire hydrant flushing may cause a temporary discoloration of water and a temporary reduction in water pressure. The discoloration is not harmful and can be flushed by running cold water through a faucet, preferably at the highest point in your residence. Customers can call 888-510-0606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Flushing Phases: Flushing will take place in 15 phases and will begin at Reservoir Park and progress out toward Capital Region Water’s service area boundaries. You can track hydrant flushing progress online at capitalregionwater.com/hydrantflushing.
Public Notification: Capital Region Water will be using its automated message system (Everbridge), Nextdoor.com, and social media to notify customers as the flushing program progresses. Customers can sign up to receive automated messages about hydrant flushing by subscribing to “Alerts” at capitalregionwater.com/alerts. You can also sign up over the phone by calling Capital Region Water at 888-510- 0606. Capital Region Water did not perform flushing in 2020 due to the pandemic. As a result, some flushing zones may take longer than previous years. Additionally, some water may be discolored for longer. The discoloration is not harmful and can be flushed by running cold water through a faucet, preferably at the highest point in your residence.
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