October 26, 2021

Newton Waterworks to flush hydrants

Fire hydrants will be flushed beginning at 10 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday morning north of First Avenue and Bittersweet Subdivision. Fire hydrants will be flushed beginning at 10 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday morning for all customers south of First Avenue.

Hydrants are flushed several times a year to clear the water mains of internal corrosion and residue which naturally builds up in water mains. While no interruptions in water service will occur as a result of the work, Newton Waterworks advises customers may experience some drop in pressure or some discoloration of their water. The discoloration will clear up in a few minutes if the cold water tap is allowed to run. Do not run hot water or do laundry until cold water side is cleared up.

Some customers have questioned why all hydrants are not flushed. Only those that provide the greatest flow and those that are on dead ends are opened. Should customers of Newton, Lambs Grove or surrounding areas have questions or concerns, they may contact the Waterworks at 641-792-2003 or 641-792-1460.