The Burlington Water Utility flushes hydrants on Thursdays during the months of April through August to reduce and remove the accumulation of rust and iron in the city's water main distribution system. The flushing may cause discolored water in your system. This discolored water is bacteriologically safe and will not harm you.
City residents should check their water supply on Thursdays before engaging in any work that could be affected by the city's flushing of hydrants. Your cooperation and understanding during water main flushing is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions please call the Water Department at 342-1173.