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Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant FlushingWoodbury Utility Maintenance crews flush fire hydrants and water mains every spring. Flushing is done to maintain our water distribution system.

Though flushing may occasionally discolor the water for a few minutes, it is safe to drink. Residents should check for signs of discoloration before using the water to wash clothes. If the water is discolored when you turn on your tap, just run cold water until it is clear.

If stains from the water appear on laundered clothes, do not put the clothes in the dryer, as this may set the stains. Washing the clothes again usually will remove any stains. 

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at (651)714-3720 or send an email to