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13069 Orono Parkway
P.O. Box 430
Elk River, MN 55330-0430
Phone: 763.441.2020
Fax: 763.441.8099
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Spring Hydrant Flushing

Water department staff is gearing up to begin the annual fire hydrant flushing. Staff will be flushing around the City the week of May 9-13, and if needed, May 16-20. Flushing is imperative to the water main system as it flushes sediment from the water lines and exercises the hydrant to ensure it would be working properly in the case of an emergency. 

Here are some things to be aware of during this week:

  • If you see staff flushing in your neighborhood, please try to refrain from washing clothes or using your water. There is a potential to draw discolored water into the home while the flushing is being done.  

  • If you do see discolored water, please run your cold water for 15-20 minutes. If the discoloration persists, please call the office at 763.441.2020. Staff may need to flush again in your area.

  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office. 

We thank you for your patience while we perform our necessary maintenance!

Click here to view map of the hydrant flushing schedule.