Water Information

 

Hydrant Flushing

Every so often Sandy Point Water staff open fire hydrants around our water district and allow the water to flow through the pipes.  Our hydrant flushing program is very important to our water system, and it’s an integral part of our ongoing effort to deliver the safest and highest quality water possible.  Flushing is necessary for the following reasons:


Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do when Sandy Point is flushing hydrants in my neighborhood?

If you see a crew flushing a hydrant on your street, avoid running tap water, using the washing machine or dishwasher, or flushing the toilet until the crew is done.  Also, if the crews are working in your area, please drive carefully and treat them like any other road construction crew.


What happens when there is hydrant flushing?

When a hydrant is opened, there are temporary incidences of discolored water while fine sediment particles are flushed out.  There is no health hazard associated with the discolored water, and after a few hours, the discoloration dissipates.


What should I do after hydrant flushing?