Fire Hydrant Flushing Starts Wednesday

Frankfort Water Works will begin water main flushing in the upcoming weeks. Crews are expected to begin flushing on September 8, between the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Crews will be in white utility trucks with safety vests on so please be aware. Periodic fire hydrant flushing is necessary to purge the water distribution system of iron and manganese deposits that may have settled in the water mains over a long period of time. Although not harmful, these residues can discolor the water and lead to discolored laundry or stained plumbing fixtures. Flushing purges the water distribution system of these residues to assure high-quality water service and to ensure fire hydrants are operational.

Occasionally after system flushing is performed, the water may have a “white cloudy” or a “rusty” or orange discoloration. If tap water is discolored, Frankfort Water Works recommends allowing several cold-water faucets to run for a short time until the water runs clear. Using more than one faucet allows the water to clear more quickly. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Frankfort Water Works at 654-5556.