The Essex Junction Public Works Department will be flushing fire hydrants from June 5-16, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
This flushing process can cause low water pressure and frequently disturbs the accumulated minerals and sediment in the water mains. The quick release of water from a hydrant causes them to dissolve and temporarily discolor the water delivered to homes and businesses. Although the water is perfectly safe, we recommend running a cold water tap for several minutes to help clear the discoloration before using it for drinking or laundry.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Public Works Department at 802-878-6944.