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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Annual Hydrant Flushing

Photo of a yellow fire hydrant flushing water out over grass.

Public Works will begin main and hydrant flushing on Monday, May 3.  Throughout the year, rust and naturally occurring sediment can form in water systems. Main and hydrant flushing maintains water quality by rapidly forcing water through the system lines to clear them of accumulated material and ensures that all fire hydrants are working properly.  In Red Wing, improved water quality means that main and hydrant flushing happens only once a year and usually early in the spring.

Residents may notice decreased water pressure or water discoloration while nearby mains and hydrants are being flushed in their neighborhood.  If this occurs, allow cold water faucets to run inside the home to clear the discolored water.  

LOW LEVEL & WESTERN INTERMEDIATE SYSTEMS
Monday, May 3, 2021 - Friday, May 7, 2021

 

  • North of Seventh Street from West Avenue to the east
  • North of Fifth Street
  • West end including all of the old fairgrounds
  • Pepin Woods Trailer Park
  • Burnside area
  • Charlson Crest development area
  • River Bluffs development area

INTERMEDIATE & EASTERN INTERMEDIATE SYSTEM
Monday, May 10, 2021 - Friday, May 14,  2021

 

  • Boxrud and Kingman Hill area including Hawthorne/ Maple area
  • Twin bluff road area including Hallstrom and Gernentz area
  • College Hill area
  • Everything south of the Sand Hill Tower
  • Birchwood Addition and Woodland Drive, including Siewert Street/Perlich Avenue areas
  • East of East Avenue and Athletic Field including Bush and Langsdorf area

PIONEER ROAD RESERVOIR AREA
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - Wednesday, May 12, 2021

 

  • Everything above Pioneer Road Pumping Station on Hennings
  • Hennings and Hi Park Avenue areas
  • Hallquist, Sunny Meadow, and Pine Ridge areas
  • High School area

Aerial map of 2021 main and hydrant flushing zones in the city of Red Wing.

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