Flushing Fire Hydrants

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firehydrantST. JOHNSBURY- The St. Johnsbury Department of Public Works is reminding residents that they will be flushing fire hydrants from April 27th through April 29th. The flushings are scheduled from 6-9pm.

This occurs twice a year, and the goal is to clear the lines that could be plugged up with sediments. 

According to the Public Works Department, the water is fine to drink, though it could have some discoloration. The water will not harm you, but the department does recommend drinking bottled water.  The department also recommends that residents do not use their hot water heaters durning this time because it will cause sediments to flow into the water tank. 

When asked to comment, Public Works Director Hugh Wescott declined to comment.