Public Notice of Hydrant Flushing

September 16 through October 20, 2018

September 16, 2018 through October 20, 2018

The City of Rochester will be flushing fire hydrants beginning the week of September 16 and will run through October 20, 2018.  The majority of flushing will be scheduled from 11PM to 7AM and should be completed within 5 weeks. Some daytime flushing will occur. Annual flushing is necessary to provide better water quality.

As a result of flushing, some slight discoloration may be noticed in your water.  If discoloration occurs it may clear up if you run your cold water tap for several minutes.  Customers may also experience low water pressure while flushing is in progress. Customers are urged to check their water for these types of issues before bathing or doing laundry.

If residents have any questions or concerns, or if discoloration will not clear, please contact the Rochester Public Works Department during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 332-4096.