Don't be alarmed by water gushing down your street late March-early April. We do it on purpose!
The purpose of flushing the water lines is to clear the water mains of any accumulated minerals like iron or manganese to provide better quality water to the residents of Fridley and to verify that the hydrants are in good working order. It takes about 2 weeks to flush all the hydrants in the city.
After flushing of the City’s mains is completed, we suggest that you flush your hot water heater, which can accumulate sediment over time. Find instructions to flush your hot water heater in the link below. By following these steps, not only will the hot water tank be cleaned out, but also the heater will run more efficiently and help conserve energy.
During flushing, deposits from water lines may create a yellowish to brownish discoloration of water in homes near flushing areas. While this water is safe for drinking, it may discolor laundry. If this discoloration last longer than two days, residents are asked to call the City's Public Works Department at (763) 572-3566. Resident may also call Public Works to get current flushing locations and updated information.