The City will be performing fire hydrant flushing throughout the City starting March/ April 2019. Flushing will occur between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday. The purpose of water main flushing is for preventative water system measures to ensure high quality drinking water.
Although the water within the City’s distribution system is of very high quality, the aesthetic quality can deteriorate over time if the mains are not properly managed. The flushing process removes sediment and mineral deposits, which naturally begin to build up in the mains over time. The removal is accomplished by “scouring” the mains by running water through them at high velocity and discharging it through fire hydrants.
As we flush your area, you may experience a temporary reduction in water pressure and/or discoloration of the water. These conditions are normal during flushing activities and are only temporary. Please check your drinking, cooking, and laundry water before using. To clear your water lines, simply turn on your cold water tap or outside hose bib and let it run until the water is clear.
If you have any questions or if you experience any persistent water quality problems as a result of this maintenance program, please let us know at AskPW@beverlyhills.org or call Public Works Customer Service at (310) 285-2467.