Hicksville Water District to Begin Fall Flushing on September 18

September 9, 2022

Crucial Maintenance Practice Will Conclude on September 23

The Hicksville Water District (HWD) will be flushing water mains throughout its service area as a part of its regular Distribution System Maintenance Program starting on September 18 through September 23 between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. to minimize the impact on the community. The flushing will be focused in the southwest quadrant of the District service area, which is east of Newbridge Road and south of Stewart Avenue. Residents should remember that their water is absolutely safe to drink during this period.

“We flush our water mains every year as a means of ensuring that our water distribution systems remain clear of any unwanted materials that may have settled there in the past year,” said HWD Chairman Nicholas Brigandi. “While these deposits are harmless, it is still best practice to have them removed so there is no interference with our ability to provide top-quality water to our community. Residents may experience variations in pressure and temporary discoloration of water while flushing occurs, but the water will remain safe to drink throughout the process.”

The HWD flushes its water mains each year to protect the integrity of the water supply and to continuously provide residents with the high-quality water they have come to expect. Flushing allows the district to guard against possible accumulation of dissolved chemicals in water mains that has occurred since last year. The flushing program also provides an opportunity for the District to check for leaks, test water pressure, determine the water’s pH level and color and make exact calculations on rates of water flow, adding to its importance in the District’s water distribution practices.

Slight water pressure variations or discolored water conditions may occur, and water uses such as laundering of clothes may be affected due to coloration of water. If the water in your homes does become discolored, it can be solved quickly by running your cold-water faucets until the water clears up.

For more information and assistance, please contact the Hicksville Water District at 516-931-6469 or info@hicksvillewater.org.