Please see the press release below from North Penn Water Authority regarding the annual hydrant inspection and flushing program.
Beginning March 28, 2021, the North Penn Water Authority (NPWA) will commence its annual fire hydrant inspection and flushing program that runs through May 23, 2021. Annual inspection and flushing of fire hydrants increase public safety by ensuring that hydrants will function when called upon in the case of a fire. Flushing of hydrants also improves water quality by removing the build-up of materials from the inside of water distribution pipes.
“Although we are still within the midst of the pandemic, as a ‘life-sustaining business,’
we are committed to continuing our vital water supply operations to the public without interruption,” said Anthony J. Bellitto, Jr., Executive Director of North Penn Water Authority.
“We will safely proceed with our annual flushing program due to the essential function of fire hydrants and the importance of maintaining the excellent water quality in our distribution system.”
Flushing will take place at night between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. and as needed during the day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The following is a tentative flushing schedule:
- March 28th through April 15th: Lansdale, Hatfield and New Britain Boroughs, Hatfield, Upper Gwynedd and New Britain Townships
- April 15th through May 16th: Skippack, Worcester, Lower Salford, Salford, Franconia, and Towamencin Townships
- April 25th through May 14th: Sellersville Borough
- May 16th through May 23rd: Souderton Borough and Hilltown Township
If water discoloration occurs, customers should run the cold water for a few minutes. If the water does not clear up, customers should turn the tap off for 10 to 20 minutes and then run the water again for a few minutes. Customers who experience persistent discolored water or reductions in water pressure should call the Authority’s Customer Service Department at 215-855-3617 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.