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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Hydrant Flushing Begins Monday


The Abilene Fire Department/Public Works Department will begin the process of flushing city fire hydrant lines and exercising hydrant valves Monday, April 19th, 2021. Residents living in areas where hydrant flushing is taking place may experience a drop in their home's water pressure or see rust-colored water coming from their pipes. 

The water is safe for drinking or bathing; however, residents should wait a few hours before doing laundry. It will take a little time after hydrant flushing is completed. 

The City of Abilene is divided into six sections for this process. 

Although specific areas of town are assigned certain days, Interim Fire Chief Kale Strunk advises that residents should not be surprised if hydrants are flushed on different days. The schedule will also be affected by inclement weather or other City Emergencies.

  • Monday, April 19th crews will begin with section 1 & 2
  • Monday, April 26th crews will begin with section 3
  • Monday, May 3rd crews will begin with section 4 
  • Monday, May 10th crews will begin with section 5
  • Monday, May 17th crews will begin with section 6

 If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Interim Fire Chief Kale Strunk at 785-263-1121 or Public Works at 785-263-3510.

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