Fire Hydrant Flushing

Flushing out a fire hydrant

Throughout June, Middlesex Centre's Water & Wastewater Department will be flushing fire hydrants in settlement areas across the municipality (Arva, Ballymote, Delaware, Denfield, Ilderton, Melrose, Kilworth, Komoka).  Flushing will take place normally between the hours of 8am and 3pm.  

Flushing checks that fire hydrants are operating properly and can be used in the event of a fire or other emergency requiring water. 

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Flushing each hydrant takes about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • During flushing customers may notice large quantities of water in the street or ditches. 
  • There may be a slight pressure drop, air in the water pipes, and some temporary discoloration or sediment in your water. To counter these effects it is recommended to limit your water use when a hydrant in your immediate vicinity is being flushed, and then run water from a tap in the lowest point of your property for a short period of time to flush out any loosened sediment.

Should you have any additional questions feel free to contact Public Works and Engineering