The Wayzata Utility Department flushes water mains and fire hydrants annually. The work is typically completed all in the evening and night hours. Water system flushing is done at night to minimize the inconvenience of discolored water issues that this process may cause for residents and businesses during the day. In addition, lower traffic volumes at night provide a safer environment for both the traveling public and for City staff working in the roadway. The purpose of flushing the water system is to remove any particulate matter that may have built up in the water system over the year, and also to ensure that all fire hydrants connected to the water system are operating properly for use by the Fire Department. Because the flushing process may temporarily cause your water to become discolored, residents are advised to be observant while washing clothes until after the flushing has been completed. If discolored water is present, run the cold water faucets only until the water runs clear.
For more information, contact the Wayzata Public Works Department at 952-404-5363.