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Posted on: April 20, 2017

East Orange Hydrant Flushing Program Begins April 17

East Orange, NJ April 17, 2017: Beginning the week of April 17, 2017, the East Orange Water Department will commence its Hydrant Flushing Program. To minimize the impact to our residents, the flushing will occur in the evening between 8pm and midnight. Residents may experience low pressure/cloudy water during this time. 

Please refrain from washing clothes between 8pm and midnight for they may stain. The following morning, run the cold water at the lowest point of the residence for a few minutes to clear the line. 

Flushing the hydrants serves dual purposes, the first of which is to remove sediment and iron deposits from the main water lines. Secondly, the flush simulates the working conditions of hydrants, and ensures the best fire protection for our community.

The flushing will conclude on or around May 26, 2017. The schedule is as follows:

Week 1: Third Ward

April 17-21

Week 2: Fourth Ward

April 24-28

Week 3: Second Ward

May 1-5

Week 4: First Ward

May 8-12

Week 5: Fifth Ward

May 15-19

For more information, please call (973) 266-8869.

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