The Montpelier Water Department will begin the annual fire hydrant flushing and flow-testing program on Monday, August 19th. It’s expected to be completed on or before Wednesday, August 28th.
During the week of flushing and testing, Village water customers may notice some discoloration in their water. The Village says that’s only temporary, the water is still safe to drink, but you should double-check the tap water prior to using an automatic washer, as the discolored water may stain light colored clothing.
Officials say the condition may appear anytime during the day or night. The water in the mains should return to normal within thirty minutes or less of the crew leaving the area.