This year’s fire hydrant flushing schedule is now one day behind, after a weekend water main break.
Water Division staff was reassigned to repair the main, on Kendall Street, during low traffic hours Sunday night. The hydrant flushing program takes place overnight, Sunday through Thursday.
There also was an incident reported to the Battle Creek Police Department of fire hydrants being operated without the city’s knowledge in the Lakeview and Minges Creek areas. This activity may have caused discolored water in these neighborhoods, but water safety never was compromised.
Under the above circumstances, crews typically will flush the hydrants. At this time, the city plans to continue the hydrant flushing program as scheduled as a way to address water quality in the above areas.
Monitor this year’s hydrant flushing progress via our website, www.battlecreekmi.gov. Scroll to the City Spotlight section at the bottom of the home page.