Annual Hydrant Flushing

The City of Anderson Water Department will be flushing water mains from February through April.

Hydrant Program

The goal is to ensure the best possible water quality for customers.

Flushing of water mains may seem to be a waste of water, but this process is necessary to prevent future water quality problems. City crews will be using a systematic approach that concentrates on relatively small pipeline segments in a well-defined sequence. This process, known as unidirectional flushing, is much more effective than conventional flushing, and it requires much less water to achieve the desired results.

If your water appears discolored during the flushing operation, do not wash your clothes. Iron and Manganese sediments can cause permanent staining of laundry items. Allow the water to run until it is clear before using it for drinking or cooking.

Please call the City of Anderson Water Department if your water coloration does not return to normal within a very short period of time. The phone number to call to report a problem is 530-378-6626.

2023 Hydrant Flushing Notice