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CAPITAL REGION WATER BEGINS ANNUAL FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING AND INSPECTION PROGRAM

CAPITAL REGION WATER BEGINS ANNUAL FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING AND INSPECTION PROGRAM

 

HARRISBURG (March 29, 2019): Capital Region Water will begin its annual fire hydrant flushing and inspection program on Monday, April 1. It is expected to take six to 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 vital 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. Over 70 fire hydrants were repaired or replaced in 2018.

How will this affect customers’ 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 their residence. Customers can call 888-510-0606 or email info@capitalregionwater.com with any questions or concerns.

Flushing Phases:

Flushing will take place in several phases and will begin near Reservoir Park and progress out toward Capital Region Water’s service area boundaries. Customers can check the progress of hydrant flushing on Capital Region Water’s website at capitalregionwater.com/hydrantflushing.

Public Notification:

Capital Region Water will be using an automated phone system, Nextdoor.com, and Twitter to notify customers as the flushing program progresses.

Customers can sign up to receive automated messages about hydrant flushing by subscribing to “Service Alerts” at capitalregionwater.com/alerts. You can also sign up over the phone by calling Capital Region Water at 888-510-0606.

More information can also be found at capitalregionwater.com/hydrantflushing. For questions related to their water or sewer service, customers can contact Capital Region Water at 888-510-0606.

 

Andrew Bliss | External Affairs Manager

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Capital Region Water

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