From Sunday, May 19, 2019 through Saturday, May 25, 2019 (weather permitting), the Carlisle Public Works 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 semiannual 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.