Fire Hydrant Flushing

Fire hydrant flushing

The City of Munford Water Department with assistance from the Munford Fire Department will begin flushing fire hydrants beginning May 4th -May 29nd between hours of 8am & 4pm

Annually, you will see Public Works or Fire Department personnel releasing water from hydrants. Hydrant flushing is necessary to test the hydrants to make sure adequate flow and pressure is available. Flushing is also done to remove sediment from the pipes in order to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution pipes.
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Occasionally, water becomes discolored after hydrant flushing. If this happens, run your cold water tap for a few minutes until the water clears. If it does not clear the first time, wait a few minutes and run the water again. You should avoid washing clothes until the water clears. Your water is safe to drink before, during, and after the hydrants in your area have been flushed.

For more information, please call (901)837-0171 for assistance.

Thank you!