Wilbraham Water Department will begin flushing hydrants on Monday,
October 16, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
of keeping a water system operating well requires periodically
flushing hydrants. Hydrant flushing moves stagnant water that is
trapped between valves and the hydrant. It plays an important role
in maintaining water quality, reduces corrosion, exercise valves, and
maintains a chlorine residual in the system.
flushing occurs, we are moving a large volume of water very quickly.
This will cause turbulence in the system. You may experience low
pressure. Water users should check the water for discoloration
before using it to wash light colored clothing. The discolored
water is bacteriologically safe and will not harm you. We suggest
that you flush your toilets several times or run your faucet(s) until
it clears. Please clean all screens at your faucets and washing