THERE’S WATER RUNNING DOWN MY STREET. WHO OPENED THE HYDRANTS?
MUA employees flush the water distribution pipes to ensure that they are clean. Without periodic flushing, rust would cling to the pipe walls. Flushing helps rid the pipes of excessive iron. If construction crews are working near the lines by your home, they may also stir up materials that have settled to the bottom of the pipes. Please call the MUA at (856) 983-1878 if you have sand or grit in your water as a result of construction work in your area.
Fire hydrants are flushed during the first week of April each year.
HINTS DURING HYDRANT FLUSHING
1.There may be a temporary drop in water pressure at this time.
2.Water may be rusty or cloudy. Discolored water is not harmful and will clear up in a few hours.
3.Fill a bottle with water and store it in the refrigerator to use for drinking or cooking.
4.Do not wash white laundry during this period.
5.Flush hot water tanks after the water clears.
Fire hydrants are to be used for fire fighting purposes only. All other uses must be permitted by the EMUA. Permits can be obtained from the Main Office at 984 Tuckerton Road, Room 211. Anyone suspecting the unauthorized use of a fire hydrant should call the EMUA at (856) 983-1878.