As part of Beau Chene’s Public Works Operation and Maintenance program, water system operators will be flushing fire hydrants beginning April 9th and continuing through April 20th, as necessary. This operation will be conducted at night between the hours of 11:30p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
The purpose of flushing the fire hydrants is to remove loose mineral deposits from the water system distribution pipes. Flushing operations are performed on a bi-annual basis, normally early in the year and then again immediately before the local fire district conducts required hydrant flow tests for firefighting and insurance rating purposes.
If as a result of either our hydrant flushing or fire district flow testing, you experience mineral deposits in your water, please open your outdoor faucet where water enters the house, and run water slowly until it is clear. Then slowly run your indoor faucets until your system is clear. Problems with deposits should be minimal as Beau Chene’s potable water system has been treated to sequester these naturally occurring well water minerals since 1996.
Very truly yours,
Public Works Director