Hydrant Flushing Active


Ridgewood Water will be performing system flushing. This work will include the operation of fire hydrants at flow velocities sufficient to remove naturally occurring minerals that have precipitated out of the water and settled.  This may temporarily discolor the water so we will be conducting this activity late at night to minimize the effect on consumers.  There are no health concerns associated with the minerals that get stirred up, but residents are urged to avoid doing laundry while crews are working. Ridgewood Water will notify residents using the Swiftreach calling system in advance of the work in their specific areas.  Residents may register to receive these calls by clicking on the SwiftH2O link on the bottom of this page.

To determine which flushing route you are in, or to see a video on the hydrant flushing process, please click HERE.

Flushing has been temporarily stopped for the winter. Please check back for a new schedule for the spring of 2018.


Tips for our customers:

If water pressure or water volume at the tap seems unusually low after flushing has been completed in your area, check your faucet aerators for trapped particles.