Hydrant Flushing


What is the purpose of fire hydrant flushing?

While it may appear that this runs counter to water conservation philosophy, the periodic “flushing” of fire hydrants is an important preventative maintenance activity that helps to insure the integrity of the water system and to provide the highest quality water to our customers. More specifically, hydrant flushing serves the following purposes:

•Flushes sediments from water main pipes, thus enhancing water quality;

•Verifies that fire hydrants and valves are working properly and that ample water flow is available for firefighting needs;

•Aids in determining weaknesses in water pipes and related fittings and valves.


Union Township flushes fire hydrants every year in the spring and fall.  Notice of the dates for flushing are posted on our website prior to the program beginning.