Hydrant Flushing

 Flushing a fire hydrant; water spraying out funnel at back of truck from hose from fire hydrant

Watermains are routinely flushed to remove minerals and to check the operational integrity of the fire hydrants.

Discolored water

During this time, we recommend you limit water use and check for water discoloration before doing laundry.

If your laundry gets discolored, keep the items wet and pick up a special soap for stain removal at Northfield Utilities Division at 1101 College Street.

Next hydrant flushing

Watermains will be flushed daily between 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Sunday, September 17 through Thursday, September 21.

Areas by day

Hydrant Flushing Areas by day 2022 in English and Spanish

Download map of hydrant flushing area by day (PDF)

How hydrant flushing works

Watch the video see how city crews flush a hydrant. Video contains dates for 2021.