The process of flushing hydrants prevent buildup of deposits in water mains. When flushing hydrants, homes down stream of the hydrant may see redness for a short time in the water. The opening of the hydrant causes a water scouring effect that cleans the lines and insures a proper operation and longer lasting water system. The Newark Water Department normally flushes the water hydrants between April and November every year. The Newark Water Department flushes hydrants every month at a few points in the City of Newark.
Hydrant Flushing Alerts - List of Hydrants Flushed Monthly:
-Flushing on Horns Hill Rd in the Fairway Estates area.
-Flushing on hydrants south of 2nd St.
-Flushing on Brice Ct, Morgan Run, Kiley Crossing and Welcome Rd.
-Flushing on south of the Court House Square to S 2nd St & streets east & west of S 2nd.
-Flushing on Heidi, Heather and Brooke Ave.
2014 HYDRANT FLUSHING
The City of Newark Water Department is conducting its annual fire hydrant flushing program. Starting August 20, 2014 and continuing until it is completed, we will be flushing zone 5-2 & 5-3. Residents may experience some temporary discoloration of their water during this period. To prevent staining of laundry, water quality should be checked by allowing the cold water to run for a few minutes. Running the water will generally clear up any water quality problems. Signs will also be posted in the effected areas. Please contact the Water Treatment Plant at 349-6765 if you have any questions.
To download a .pdf map of the flushing zones click here.