Spring Hydrant Flushing

The City of Kalamazoo will be completing their Spring Hydrant Flushing in Texas Township on April 21st and 22nd. Most flushing will take place at night between 10:00pm and 5:30am with some additional day flushing between 7:00am and 3:30pm.

Public Services Department personnel will flush the hydrants and mains to remove accumulated sediments. While flushing doesn’t affect the safety of the water supply, tap water may appear cloudy or discolored immediately after flushing. The City is advising residents to run their cold water in their bathtub or utility sink until it runs clear again, and is discouraging them from using their washing machines the day of flushing and for 24 hours after as clothing may become discolored.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact the City of Kalamazoo’s Robert McClenney Jr. at 269.337.8729.