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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Watermains to be flushed beginning April 28

Hydrant Flushing Spring 2019

City of Faribault crews will be out flushing watermains the week of April 28—May 1 on four separate nights, depending on the weather. All flushing will take place between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Watermains are routinely flushed to clean the distribution system, and residents are advised to avoid or limit water usage during the flushing period and check for discoloration prior to using water for laundry purposes. If discoloration exists, residents should run the cold water tap until it becomes clear. It is recommended that residents shut water off at the meter to avoid drawing in rust, particles, or other debris that is being flushed from the lines.


Sunday, April 28, 2019 – ZONE 1 - North of 7th St. NW, East of 8th Avenue NW to the Cannon River at 16th Street NW, including entire east side of the Straight River

Monday, April 29, 2019 – ZONE 2 - South of 7th St. NW, East of 9th Avenue NW and SW, West of the Straight River

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 – ZONE 3 - South of 7th St. NW, West of 9th Avenue NW & 9th Avenue SW

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – ZONE 4 - North of 7th St. NW, West of 8th Avenue NW, North of the Cannon River to North of 20th St NW

For a map to see what zone you're in, click here. Or, to type in your address and to see when nearby hydrants are expected to be flushed, click here

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