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Hydrant Flushing
Hydrant Flushing 
The city flushes hydrants twice a year, typically in April and October. Flushing creates a scouring velocity in the water mains to remove settled material such as manganese. It also serves as a fire hydrant function check and inspection.

If you see discolored water, it is usually temporary, clearing up in a few hours. Running the cold water tap should help speed up this process. The water is safe to drink; however, it may stain laundry. If the water does not clear up, contact Public Works at 952-443-4210 so additional flushing can be scheduled.