Starting the week of May 15th, the Wenonah Department of Public Works will flush hydrants over the course of two weeks.

The DPW annually performs regular maintenance on hydrants to remove sediment and rust from the water and maintain proper chlorine concentrations.

During the flushing process, water customers may experience some disturbances in their usual water service such as a short term decrease in water pressure or discolored water.  Although the water does not pose a health risk, it is recommended to avoid drinking the water until it runs clear from the tap.

  • Don’t prepare baby food or formula if the water is discolored.  Use bottled water or prepared food and formula.  You can also boil the water for 5 minutes to ensure safety.
  • Do not wash clothes if the water is discolored as mineral sediments in the water could possibly cause some discoloration to white/light colored clothing.
  • It is okay to use the water for showering, bathing and toilet flushing.
  • To clear up the discoloration, open several cold-water faucets in your home allowing new water to work its way into your pipes.