Fire Hydrant Flushing Starting Around June 12th

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Published: June 3, 2018 @ 6:00 AM EST

New Jersey American Water will be conducting its annual cleaning of the water distribution system on or about Tuesday, June 12th. The Borough of Roselle Park’s will experience hydrant flushing exercises at that time.

While water mains are being cleaned, it is common for customers to notice short periods of low water pressure or discolored water. If customers experience temporary water discoloration, New Jersey American Water recommends running the water until it is clear. The following steps are also encouraged:

  • Draw water for cooking prior to the flushing period.
  • Store a large bottle of water in the refrigerator for drinking.
  • Check for discolored water before using the washing machine or dishwasher.
  • If water pressure or water volume seems low after flushing has been completed, check faucet screens for trapped particles.