Hydrant Flushing - Beginning Tonight - June 24th

June 24, 2020
Flushing

Notice of fire hydrant flushing:

The Town of Rock Hall will flush fire hydrants at night throughout the town beginning Wednesday, June 24th, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. this work will continue thereafter for approximately 2 weeks.  This work is necessary to ensure the proper operation of the hydrants and to draw water through the water mains at a faster than normal rate to remove any iron sediment in the pipes.  During the flushing operations, you may experience fluctuations in pressure and/or discolored water.  The condition is temporary and does not pose a health hazard.  Please run your cold water, hot water, washing machine and dish washer before using. During periods of discoloration postpone washing clothes and limit your use of hot water until the cold water clears.

Commonly asked question: 

Why does the water system need to be routinely flushed?

Answer:

The water distribution system is a complex network of pipes and storage reservoirs where sediment or deposits may naturally accumulate over time.  If not removed, there materials may cause water quality deterioration, taste and odor problems, or discoloration of the water. This can result in degraded water quality.

Flushing Schedule

8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

          Liberty Street

          West Sharp Street

          North Main Street

          Route 20

Thursday, June 25, 2020

          Waterman’s Estates

          Clam Cove

          Blue Claw Court

          Stripper Run

          Waterman’s Way

Monday, June 29, 2020

          Chesapeake Avenue

          North Main Street

          South Main Street

          East Sharp Street

          West Sharp Street

          Route 20

          Henry Avenue

          Jamar Road

          Haven Road

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

          Chesapeake Avenue

          North Main Street

          South Main Street

          Haven Road

          Judefind Avenue

          Williams Street

          Zeeman Road

          Chester Avenue

          North Hawthrone

          South Hawthrone

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 and Thursday, July 2, 2020

          Caroline Street

          Chesapeake Avenue

          Bayside Avenue

          Route 20

          Haven Road

          Boyce Lane

          The Hamlet

          Haven Wood Drive

          East Sharp Street

          Cherry Street

          Catholic Avenue

          South Main Street

          Boundary Avenue

          Park Avenue

          Ann Street

          Memory Lane

          Chesapeake Villa

Monday, July 6, 2020

          Lawton Avenue

          Route 20

          Beach Road

          Coleman Road

          Bay Road

          Mercer Avenue

          Kent Street

          Walnut Street

          Locust Street

          Wilkins Avenue

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

          Hanson Road

          Haven Road

          Wesley Chapel Corridor

         

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