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Ridgewood Water Performs System Flushing; Discoloration Possible

You water may be discolored while Ridgewood Water flushes its system.
You water may be discolored while Ridgewood Water flushes its system. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Ridgewood Water is performing water system flushing on Routes 48 and 49 tonight (Wednesday), into tomorrow morning (Thursday).

This work includes the operation of fire hydrants at flow velocities sufficient to remove naturally occurring minerals that have precipitated out of the water and settled. This may temporarily discolor the water; therefore, Ridgewood Water is conducting this activity late at night to minimize the effect on consumers.

There are no health concerns associated with the minerals that get stirred up, but residents are urged to avoid doing laundry while crews are working.

Ridgewood Water is notifying registered residents using the Swiftreach Reverse 911 calling system in advance of the work in their specific areas. Residents may register to receive these calls by clicking on the SwiftH2O link on the Ridgewood Water website homepage here . Maps showing the active work zones are posted on the website. Each hydrant is being flushed for up to 60 minutes to ensure thorough removal of minerals.

For more information on the Ridgewood Water System, click here . To see route maps, click here .

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