What takes place during fire hydrant flushing?
During the flushing process, a Utility Services Water Distribution operator opens each hydrant to its maximum flow. The flow stirs up iron deposits and settlements and removes them from the system. The operator cleans and lubricates accessible operating parts, checks the operation of the hydrant and valve, and records any deficiencies for repair. Also during the 2-week system-wide flushing, the disinfection process is changed from chloramines to "free" chlorine. Please call 561-338-7300 for more information.

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1. What should I do after the flushing?
2. How do I get on the pre-flushing notification list?
3. How often are hydrants flushed?
4. What takes place during fire hydrant flushing?
5. Why is hydrant flushing necessary?