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It is generally recommended to avoid using water, such as doing laundry or running appliances, while hydrants are being flushed in your area. The flushing process may temporarily disrupt water flow and cause sediment or discolored water to enter the pipes. Once the flushing is complete, it is advisable to run your taps for a few minutes to clear any residual discolored water before using it for consumption or sensitive tasks.
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The City of Bellmead will provide advance notification to residents or businesses regarding planned hydrant flushing activities. This allows individuals to take necessary precautions, such as avoiding water usage during the flushing period or running their taps after the process to clear any discolored water.
During the flushing process, nearby residents or businesses may experience temporary water discoloration or low water pressure. This is normal and typically a result of the disturbance of sediment and minerals in the water pipes. The discoloration is usually harmless and temporary. However, if the discoloration or pressure issues persist, it is advisable to contact the local water department or utility company for further assistance.
No, per section 7-3 of the code of ordinances, open burning is prohibited.
The fire department flushes fire hydrants for several reasons, including:
Flushing is a routine maintenance procedure conducted by the water department or fire department to maintain water quality and system reliability. The flushing process does not result in water usage that is billed to individual customers.