The City of Mosier is committed to delivering the safest and highest quality of water to your tap every time you turn it on, and our Fire Hydrant Flushing Program is one of several processes designed to help us meet that commitment. Thank you for your cooperation as we do the important and necessary job of maintaining the integrity of our water system in order to continue delivering safe and high-quality water to your home!
The City of Mosier and Jacobs staff will be conducting routine flushing on August 28, 2023.
WHY WE ARE FLUSHING THE WATER LINES
Fire hydrant flushing is a routine maintenance process where hydrants are turned on to allow water to flow for several minutes. Flushing is necessary to remove sediment and iron compounds from water mains and to circulate the water to help prevent stagnant water problems from developing. Throughout the year, you may notice water running along the street where the water department personnel are flushing hydrants. Hydrants are often left unattended, but do not be alarmed; personnel will return to turn them off once the flushing process is finished.
It is also important to know that residents in the immediate vicinity of hydrant flushing may experience temporary discoloration of their water. The discoloration consists primarily of harmless silt and air and does not affect the safety of the water. If you experience discoloration in your water after hydrant flushing in your neighborhood, clear the pipes in your home by running all water faucets for a few minutes.