Hydrant Flushing

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2015 Hydrant Flushing Schedule


Periodic fire hydrant flushing is necessary to purge the water distribution system of iron and manganese deposits that may have settled in the water mains over a long period of time. Although not harmful, these residues can discolor the water and lead to discolored laundry or stained plumbing fixtures. Flushing purges the water distribution system of these residues and thus enhances the esthetic qualities of the potable water provided by the City, and also serves to help verify that fire hydrants and associated valves operate properly. Please use caution when driving or walking near a fire hydrant that is being flushed.

Occasionally after system flushing is performed, the water may have a “white cloudy” or a “rusty” or orange discoloration. To remove either of these discolorations, open the cold water taps and allow water to flow until the it runs clear from each cold water tap. If the hot water is discolored, the hot water taps likewise should be opened and allowed to flow until the hot water lines run clear. Flush commodes once or twice as any particles trapped in the commode tanks will remain until this process is done.

If you have questions or concerns, you can direct them to David Majewski at (574) 258-1652. You can also read more about the flushing program here.


2015 Hydrant Flushing Schedule

April 13-24 Division Street to the East
North Logan to the West
West Jefferson to the North
Mishawaka Avenue and Wilson Blvd to the South

April 17 - May 8 Logan Street to the East
Ironwood to the West
Dragoon to the South
Lincolnway West and River Avenue to the North

May 11-22 Mishawaka Avenue to the North
Lincolnway West to the South
South Logan to the West
Union Street to the East

May 26 - June 12 South Logan to the West
Union Street to the East
Lincolnway West to the North
Fourth Street to the South

June 15-30 South Logan to the West
Union Street to the East
Fourth Street to the North
Twelfth Street to the South


Entrance to Mishawaka Water Department with small pond and fountain



401 E. Jefferson Blvd.

Mishawaka, IN  46545

Phone (574) 258-1652

Fax (574) 258-1711



Dave Majewski

Phone (574) 258-1652