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Posted on: April 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Annual Hydrant Flushing Begins Monday, May 1

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 1, at 6 a.m. The Water Treatment Facilities have improved the water quality in Red Wing, and as a results, crews will be 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 1-Friday, May 5

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

Intermediate & Eastern Intermediate System

Monday, May 8-Friday, May 12

  • Boxrud and Kingman Hill area including Hawthorne/ Maple Street area.
  • Twin Bluff Road area including Hallstrom and Gernentz Street 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 the Athletic Field including Bush and Langsdorf Street area.

Pioneer Road Reservoir Area

Tuesday, May 9-Wednesday, May 10

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

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