Flushing Fire Hydrants
To minimize resident inconvenience, the work will be performed weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., whenever possible. For the duration of the program, customers may experience rusty or discolored water. In most cases, the condition is temporary with water quality returning to normal as flushing is completed in the area. Residents experiencing this condition can let the COLD water run in their laundry tub until it clears.
Although the discolored water is not harmful to drink, it can stain light colored clothes washed in it. For this reason, consumers should avoid washing clothes from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. until the flushing program is complete.
The program is necessary to ensure the delivery of high quality water to residents and to check the proper fire hydrant operation. The Grosse Ile DPS apologizes for any inconvenience to its residents.
Residents with questions are asked to contact the DPS office at (734) 676-4422 x 227.