Annual fall hydrant flushing is currently underway in the City of New Brunswick
Hydrants are flushed twice a year to remove iron deposits that build up in water mains. Discoloration may occur as a result of flushing, but water remains safe for use.
Residents are advised to avoid using hot water or doing laundry until discoloration disappears, as iron deposits can built up in hot water heaters and possibly stain laundry.
Most City fire hydrants will be flushed between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Some daytime flushing will occur as well.
The schedule for flushing on September 25-27 is as follows.
Flushing will take place nightly between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m., unless otherwise noted:
- Monday (nighttime flushing) – Livingston Avenue, Joyce Kilmer Avenue and Railroad Avenue
- Tuesday (daytime flushing) – Lee Avenue, Remsen Avenue, Throop Avenue and Commercial Avenue
- Wednesday (daytime flushing) – Nichol Avenue, Jones Avenue, Ryders Lane, Labor Center Way