NOTICE: Tarentum Borough will be flushing hydrants over the next two weeks.
Week 1 from October 15 to October 19 we will be flushing on the east side of Tarentum. Crews will start on E 1st Avenue on Monday and work up to E 11th Avenue by Friday. They will flush roughly 2-3 roads per day, with flushing generally occurring in the early to late morning hours.
Week 2 from October 22 to October 26 we will be flushing on the west side of Tarentum. Crews will start on W 4th Avenue on Monday and work up to W 12th Avenue by Friday. They will flush roughly two roads per day, with flushing generally occurring in the early to late morning hours.
Residents may experience low pressure or temporary water discoloration during this process. Briefly run your water to clear the line. Thank you for your cooperation.
Below is some brief information to explain the benefits of hydrant flushing:
Flushing of hydrants is essential to keeping your water safe and maintain the integrity of a pipe network. Flushing hydrants can be done to not only test the fire flow capacity in the event of a fire, but also to remove sediment and rust from the water, or to maintain proper chlorine concentrations in your area.