Hydrant Flushing to Begin March 29

Hydrant Flushing to Begin March 29
Posted on 03/24/2021
Hydrant Flushing to Begin March 29

The Montclair Water Bureau's 2021 Spring Hydrant Inspection and Flushing Program begins Monday, March 29. The Low, High and Middle Service Areas will have their hydrants flushed during daytime hours:  Monday through Friday, between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

High Service Area

Section west of Upper Mountain Avenue and South Mountain Avenue to Cedar Grove and Verona town Lines. First starting from Watchung Avenue working north to the Little Falls town line. Second from Watchung Avenue working south to West Orange.

Low Service Area

Section east of Grove Street/Elm Street to Glen Ridge town line. Starting from Mount Hebron Road and working south to the West Orange township Line.

Middle Service Area

Section from Grove Street west to Upper Mountain Avenue and South Mountain Avenue. First starting from Watchung Avenue working north to the Little Falls town line. Second working from Watchung Avenue south to the West Orange township Line.

The purpose of this program is to flush water mains to remove accumulated sediment in the lines and to operate, lubricate and test fire hydrants to ensure adequate fire protection.

There may be unavoidable discoloration of water and some loss of pressure during flushing in your area. Discolored water could occur at any time during the flushing period but more likely when hydrants are flushed in your neighborhood. This will be temporary and should clear up within a short time.

If you experience discolored water, open the cold water faucet on the lowest floor of the house and allow the water to run until it clears (usually within 30 minutes). Discolored or cloudy water is potable, but not desirable to use.

Residents are reminded to make sure that their water is running clear before washing laundry.