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Huntingburg, IN 47542
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City of Huntingburg Water Department to Flush Hydrants

The City of Huntingburg’s Water Department is planning to conduct their regular “Spring” hydrant flushing season beginning Monday, March 30, 2015.  The proposed flushing cycle will be south of 6th Street and west of Main Street beginning Monday, March 30 thru Friday, April 3, north of 6th Street and east of Main Street from Monday, April 6 to Friday, April 10; south of 6th Street and east of Main Street from Monday, April 13 to Friday, April 17 and north of 6th Street and west of Main Street from Monday, April 20 to Friday April 24. Flushing outlying areas west of the City may continue into May.   

Flushing is performed primarily to improve water quality and is a necessary preventive maintenance activity for proper waterline function. Although it may appear to waste water, flushing improves pressures and flow rates needed for fire protection, aids in maintaining proper valve and hydrant operation and helps to provide better overall water service to our customers.

Water will remain safe to drink; however, special care and attention is recommended, especially before doing laundry.  Customers are advised to run “cold” water through their taps for 5 to 7 minutes to clear any discoloration in the water that may adversely affect laundry items.  The City of Huntingburg is not responsible for the cleaning and/or replacement of those items.

Flushing times will typically be Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Locations and times may vary from day to day.

For more information, please contact Rachel Steckler, Director of Communication and Community Development, at 683-2211 or by email at rsteckler@huntingburg-in.gov.