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Posted on: April 25, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Annual Hydrant Flushing Begins Monday, May 2

Yellow hydrant flushing out water over grass

The Public Works Department will begin its annual process of flushing all hydrants and mains in the city of Red Wing on Monday, May 2, at 6 a.m. The Water Treatment Facilities have improved the water quality in Red Wing, and as a results, crews have begun reducing the hydrant flushing to once a year.

The hydrant flushing are done to maintain water quality, remove accumulated rust from the water mains, and ensure that the fire hydrants work properly. Some areas such as dead-end streets may be flushed multiple times during the year depending on the specific needs of the area.

Low Level & Western Intermediate Systems

Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 6

  • 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 9 - Friday, May 13

  • 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 10 - Wednesday, May 11

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


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