Fire hydrants throughout the city of Bryan are flushed and serviced annually. This year, the process will begin on April 25 and will continue through the end of May depending on the weather. Crews will be flushing hydrants neighborhood by neighborhood. We ask that residents in the refrain from washing laundry between the hours of 8 A.M. and 3 P.M. Monday-Friday when we are in your area. Hydrant Flushing causes sediment in the lines to break loose, which can lead to brown water. This water is still safe, but it is recommended that residents do not drink discolored water. Brown water can take up to a week to make it into a home. If you notice discoloration, please run the cold water in your tub for 5 to 10 minutes or until it becomes clear
The first neighborhood to be serviced will encompass the area of East Maple St between Emit and South Lynn, Center Street between South Lynn and Townline Rd., and Fountain Grove Between Townline and Spring Meadow Ln. Updates on the areas where crews are working are expected to be released weekly.
All neighborhoods will be serviced between the hours of 8 A.M. and 3 P.M. on weekdays. Weather and emergency response activity make it difficult to predict when flushing will occur in each area of the city.
Hydrant flushing clears the natural buildup of sediment from water mains and extends infrastructure life. Through this process, we are able to verify that hydrants will remain properly functioning in the event of an emergency and to identify any hydrants that require service or replacement.