City of Pittsburg Hydrant Flushing Program
|In an effort to maintain water quality and ensure proper function of the City’s fire hydrants, Public Works has an annual flushing program. Each hydrant is checked to verify that it is in good working order. Water is allowed to flow for a period of time with the hydrant fully open to clean out the main and to make sure fresh water is getting to all areas of the distribution system. During this process iron scale could be dislodged from the interior of the main. This could cause the water at your faucet of come out pale yellow to brownish orange. We attempt to get this discolored water flushed out through the hydrant before we move to the next area. If you experience discolored water please run cold water until it clears.
2018 Hydrant Flushing Schedule:
May 21st - June 30th
August - October 30th
NOTE: Hydrant Flushing Schedule is subject to change due to crew availability and increment weather.