Hopkins City Crews Prepare to Flush Water Hydrants

Updated: 03/30/2013 10:07 PM KSTP.com By: Chris Egert

Snow is melting, the days are longer, spring seems like it has finally arrived.  But one sure sign of spring in Hopkins, is when City crews flush the water hydrants.

Assistant City Manager Jim Genellie notes, "Flushing hydrants may cause some water discoloration problems. Residents are cautioned against doing laundry, especially white clothing, while City crews are in the area. Unfortunately, it is not possible to determine where any sediment or discoloration problems may occur."

For your planning purposes, the 2013 flushing schedule goes like this: 

April 8-12: Hydrants north of Excelsior Blvd and west of Hwy 169

April15-19: Hydrants south of Excelsior Blvd and west of Hwy. 169

April 22-26: Hydrants east of Hwy. 169