MEDIA RELEASE - ANNUAL FLUSHING PROGRAM
City of Battle Creek
Public Works Department/Water Division
BATTLE CREEK, MI: The City of Battle Creek Water Division will be doing their annual flushing program starting May 19, 2013 and finishing approximately the end of June. Water Division crews will be flushing fire hydrants from Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. This schedule is used to minimize the inconvenience to our customers and to allow the water to stabilize in the water mains before the normal daily demands occur.
Flushing fire hydrants and water mains provide several benefits to the water users of our system. Regular flushing allows for the highest quality of water to be delivered to our customers. Flushing also allows the staff of the Water Division to verify operation of the distribution system and identify areas that require repair and/or maintenance. This also ensures that the fire hydrants are ready should the Fire Department need them.
The process of flushing the water system often results in cloudy or discolored water. We do what we can to limit this. The safety of the water we supply is not diminished by this process. Please review the schedule and map of our planned flushing program to see when your area may be affected. The Water Division will keep these schedules updated regularly in the news media and on the City of Battle Creek website. Click here for the hydrant flushing schedule.
While the flushing crew is working in your area, please be observant of the water quality while doing laundry or other tasks that require rust-free water. Discolored or rusty water may be present in the area being flushed as well as adjacent areas. If you should encounter discolored water, we recommend that you run water at cold water taps within your home or business.
Proposed Flushing Schedule:
Week 1 North Ave east to 11 Mile Rd
May 19-23 Columbia N to city limit
May 26-30 Cliff Street S to Columbia
Oak Hill area
Manchester S to Territorial
North Avenue W to city limit
Week 3 Manchester N to city limit
June 2-6 North Ave W to city limit
Week 4 River Rd N to city limit
June 9-13 Limit W to city limit
Helmer W and Columbia N
Week 5 Helmer E to Riverside
June 16-20 Goguac S to Columbia
Columbia S to Country Club
Stone Jug E to M66
Week 6 From Goguac Lake S to I94
June 23-27 M66 W to Stone Jug
I94 S to city limit
Helmer Rd E to Beadle Lake Rd