Hydrant flushing in Kent starts today.
The flushing takes place between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. through the end of June.
To view a complete schedule of what neighborhood hydrants are flushed when, see the .pdf file attached to this article.
Here's some information from the city about what to do when your neighborhood's hydrants are flushed:
Hydrants are flushed each year to clean and maintain the quality of the water lines, to inspect fire hydrants, and to maintain water pressure.
When crews are flushing, you may experience a discoloration of the water in your household. This discoloration does not indicate that the water is unsafe but may have a displeasing appearance and can stain laundry. Because of the possible discoloration, the City recommends that the following procedure be followed during and after the time of flushing before washing clothes:
- Run a glass of water from your tap (allow water to run for 3 to 5 minutes before filling the glass)
- Check the glass for clarity. If clear, clothes may be washed.
PLEASE NOTE: Although the crews are scheduled to flush on your street, flushing on nearby streets may also discolor your water. Therefore, checking the water (as stated) before washing clothes should be practiced during the entire flushing schedule.
To notify resident’s City crews will be placing signs in strategic locations the day before crews are to begin flushing in that area.