June 5, 1998
Westminster's Department of Public Works is having its annual fire hydrant flushing from 8 p.m. to midnight Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.Affected areas are: Airport Drive, Magna Way, Tech Court, Wyndtryst Drive, Dunrovin Avenue, College View Boulevard and Glen Drive.Flushing will cause discoloration of water, and residents should not do laundry the next day. Faucets should be opened first thing in the morning and allowed to run until water is clear.Residents should draw water the night before for the next morning.
April 3, 2005
The Harford County Public Works Department's Water and Sewer Division will begin its biannual flushing of fire hydrants tomorrow. Flushing will take place between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. Division officials say they expect the operation to be complete June 30. About 4,000 hydrants are involved.
April 15, 1996
Hampstead's Water Department will flush all fire hydrants beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday.The flushing will cause some discoloration during and after flushing Thursday.Residents are advised to draw enough water before flushing begins to accommodate their morning needs, especially for cooking. The average house system contains less than 100 gallons of water. Residents are advised not to do laundry during flushing or Thursday until water is clear.All water is fully treated and drinkable even though discolored.
October 24, 2000
Carroll County Bureau of Utilities will continue routine flushing of fire hydrants in the Freedom, Flohrville and Sykesville areas through Oct. 31. Flushing will be done between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and between midnight and 6 a.m. weekdays. Residents might experience a slight loss of water pressure and detect cloudiness in tap water, and are advised not to use large amounts of water during those times. Information: 410-386-2164. Public meeting Historic commission: Sykesville Historic District Commission will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Town House, 7547 Main St. Information: 410-795-8959.
October 18, 1993
The Carroll County Bureau of Utilities will begin flushing fire hydrants in the Eldersburg area today.The flushing, which clears the filtration system of sediment that has accumulated in the bottom of lines, will continue through Oct. 29.Residents should not experience any loss of water pressure, county officials said, but tap water may be temporarily discolored. The water is safe to drink and can be used for washing, the officials said.% Information: 857-2164
October 7, 1998
Hampstead residents should store clear drinking water today -- and procrastinate on laundry -- because Hampstead will begin flushing its fire hydrants about 9 p.m."If you need water for coffee or [orange juice], draw it now," Town Manager Neil Ridgely said yesterday. Otherwise the water might be murky: safe to drink, but not visually appealing.He also suggested that town residents wait to do laundry until tomorrow morning -- first running the washer on empty for a short cycle to remove anything that might stain clothes.