A hydrant with a reducer fitting and valve allowing one-inch flow, as opposed to the 2.5 inch opening normally utilized in a full-hydrant flush.
The Cold Spring Village Water Department is planning a “low flow” flush of the distribution system this week to help alleviate the discoloration experienced in parts of the system. This involves smaller diameter fixtures on hydrants, running several at a time over several hours each, moving them incrementally through the entire system.
This should be less disruptive to the areas not currently affected, while clearing those that are. This procedure seemed to help last summer. It will take the entire week to complete.
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