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Posted on: November 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Hydrant Flushing - May cause water interruption and discoloration

Hydrant Flushing

Fire Hydrant Flushing beginning this Thursday, Nov. 2, Friday, Nov. 3 and Monday, Nov. 6. It will not occur on Saturday and Sunday. 

The Town of Oakland Utility Department is continuing its hydrant-flushing and valve exercising program. This is an ongoing maintenance program to ensure we are delivering the highest quality, and quantity, of water to the customer.

The work being performed is during regular working hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on specified days.

The operation will include flushing of nearly 100 fire hydrants in areas east of the Florida Turnpike, with the remaining 150 scheduled at a later date. This is an exercise mandated by the Department of Environmental Protection, which all public-owned water systems must undertake. Your water service may be interrupted for a short period and residents may experience some discoloration of their water. This is expected and a normal occurrence when existing water mains are disturbed.

The water discoloration poses no health hazard, but residents should refrain from the consumption of the discolored water. If you experience discoloration, please allow the water to run from your cold water tap until it clears. Do not use the hot water tap until the water has cleared. Caution should be used when washing clothing.

You can review the Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to Hydrant flushing below.

If you have any questions regarding this program, call (407) 656-1117 x2304 during normal business hours.

The Town of Oakland apologizes for any inconvenience during this time and appreciates your cooperation.

Fire Hydrant Flushing FAQs

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