The St. Joseph Public Works Department will flush water hydrants Monday, May 20-24. Residents are advised during this process they might experience discoloration of water.
It is not uncommon for water to become discolored shortly after the hydrant has been flushed. Despite discoloration, the water is safe to consume at all times. If your water is discolored, turn on your tap and run until the water becomes clear.
Maintenance staff flush the water hydrants in spring and fall of each calendar year. Flushing of hydrants helps remove stale water from the system, according to the city.