United Water will begin to flush hydrants throughout Bayonne, beginning Monday, September 15. The flushing program will be conducted during the work week, and is expected to last six to eight weeks.
Flushing removes harmless minerals that collect in the water mains. The project is part of the company’s routine maintenance program to assure high water quality. Flushing hydrants helps to maintain the integrity of the distribution system by keeping the water lines clean. It is also necessary for fire protection, because flushing ensures that the hydrants are working properly.
During the flushing process, customers may experience low water pressure or discolored water. While the water is safe to drink, customers may prefer to wait until it runs clear before drinking or washing clothes and dishes.
Customers with questions can call United Water’s customer service telephone number at 888-434-0518. Customers interested in learning more about the company can visit the website at www.unitedwater.com/bayonne.