NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- United Water New Rochelle and United Water Westchester will begin the annual fire hydrant and water main flushing program during the week of March 31. It will take about three months to flush more than 3,500 hydrants throughout the company’s service area.
The work will take place between 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM.
During the week of March 31, United Water will be flushing in the following communities:
· Dobbs Ferry
· Rye Brook
· Port Chester
Flushing removes harmless minerals that collect in the water mains. “The project is part of the company’s routine maintenance program to assure high water quality,” said Lynda DiMenna, manager of United Water New Rochelle and United Water Westchester. “It is also necessary for fire protection to be sure that hydrants are working properly. We appreciate our customers' patience while we complete this important work.”
While hydrants are being flushed, customers may temporarily experience low water pressure or discolored water. While the water is safe, customers may prefer to turn on the cold water tap until the water runs clear before drinking or washing clothes or dishes.
Customers can check the company’s website at www.unitedwater.com/uwnr or www.unitedwater.com/uwwc for weekly updates on the flushing schedule. They can also call the customer service at 914-632-6900.