Fire Hydrant Flushing
From Sunday, September 13, 2020 through Saturday, September 19, 2020 (weather permitting), the Carlisle Borough Water Resources Department will conduct fire hydrant testing and flushing. This work involves the routine testing, maintenance, and inspection of Carlisle’s fire hydrant system, which helps maintain water quality and system reliability.
Hydrants will be flushed between the hours of 7 PM and 5 AM to keep disruption of the water system and traffic concerns to a minimum. The flushing is necessary to maintain high water quality in the distribution system and to test fire hydrants for proper function.
During this time, water customers may experience a slight discoloration of their tap water, which should subside. Should you experience discolored water, you can flush your service lateral by allowing your service to flow for a short duration of 5 to 10 minutes. Although we hope to keep these occurrences to a minimum, they are unavoidable.
If the problem persists, please call Dave Runkle at 717-240-6991 or Corey Flythe at 717-240-6980 during normal business hours.