Flushing hydrants is an important maintenance activity that ensures hydrants are working properly and that adequate water flow will be available in the event of a fire.
When hydrant flushing occurs, you may notice yellow, orange, or brown-tinted water coming from your faucet. If this happens, simply run your cold water tap for several minutes until the water runs clear.
This temporary discoloration only affects the appearance of the water – it is not a health or safety risk. However, you may want to avoid doing laundry during scheduled flushing times, as the discoloration could stain light-colored clothing.