Fort Collins Utilities will begin flushing the water distribution system in early April from 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, for approximately eight weeks (weather permitting).
Crews will start just west of Overland Trail and move eastward to College Avenue, including some areas in the town of Laporte as the northern boundary and Harmony Road as the approximate southern boundary.
Flushing helps maintain water quality and keeps our water fresh. It's a proactive and essential component of our preventive maintenance program and allows crews to assess the condition of the distribution system and fire hydrants.
How it Works
When flushing, fire hydrants are opened, increasing the velocity of water moving through the pipes. Flushing removes sediments that may affect the water's taste and color. While a loss of water pressure is common, the process doesn't typically interrupt water service.
Cloudy or Discolored Water
Flushing may cause your water to become cloudy or discolored for a short time. This water is not harmful, though it may stain laundry. It's also safe to use on plants and landscape. If you experience cloudy or discolored water:
- wait until the nearby flushing is complete
- remove faucet aerators or filters
- run the COLD water for 5-10 minutes (usually the water clears within a few minutes)
Details and Map
fcgov.com/hydrant-flushing or 970-212-2900