Fire hydrant flushing and valve maintenance

Throughout the year, you may notice AVMSC personnel working on fire hydrants and see water running down the street.
Fire hydrant flushing and waterline maintenance is generally from April to October normally.

Although it may appear to waste water, this is an important preventative maintenance activity we undertake to maintain the integrity of the water system and allow us to continue to deliver the highest quality water possible to our shareholders.

The flushing process is done to remove minerals and sediment that naturally accumulate in water mains over the course of the year. Furthermore, this maintenance allows us to check and record water pressure to ensure the proper operation of the system. Finally, by operating each and every one of the 58 fire hydrants in our water
distribution system, we ensure each one is properly maintained and available for use in the event of a fire.

AVMSC will also perform spot maintenance in certain areas of our system as needed to maintain water quality.

If you experience discoloration in your water after crews have been flushing in your neighborhood, clear the pipes in your home by running all water faucets for a few minutes.

Please call the office if you have questions or concerns.