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Fairfield’s Water Department will start the annual fall flushing of hydrants on Monday, Oct. 4.
Flushing will be divided into three sections and take the following course:
1) North Section (North of Burlington Ave)
Starting on the Northeast side of town heading to the Northwest side.
2) Southwest Section (South of Burlington Avenue & West of South Main Street)
Starting on South Main Street heading west and ending at Suburban Heights.
3) Southeast Section (South of Burlington Avenue and East of South Main Street)
Starting on South Main St heading east and ending at the Country Club.
Flushing could take several months depending on the area and unscheduled occurrences.
Residents may experience rusty colored water, low water pressure and/or possible periods of no water at all. Also, a strong chlorine smell is typical as the City will be using free chlorine. Please run cold water until the rusty color clears so rusty water doesn’t get into your hot water system.
This is a procedure the City is required to do to stay up to date with DNR requirements. The City apologizes for any interruption in water service during the flushing program, if you have any questions, call City Hall at 641-472-5343 or the Fairfield Water Plant at 641-472-2358.