Hicksville Water District to Flush Water Mains from March 27 to April 4

March 24, 2022

Flushing Helps Maintain Integrity of District’s Water

 The Hicksville Water District (HWD) will be flushing water mains throughout its service area as part of its regular Distribution System Maintenance Program from March 27 to April 4 between the hours of 9:00 pm and 5:00 am. Flushing will be performed in the northeast quadrant of the district which is north of Woodbury Road and east of Miller Road to South Oyster Bay Road. Slight water pressure variations or discolored water conditions may occur during this period, but residents should remember that the water is absolutely safe to drink.

“Flushing our water mains every spring is an important aspect of the Hicksville Water District’s proactive system maintenance,” said HWD Chairman Nicholas Brigandi. “This practice allows us to ensure that there are no unwanted materials in our water mains as we go into the warmer months of the year when water usage is at its highest. While this is going on throughout the early days of spring, it is vital that residents remember that their water is safe to drink at all times.”

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. The Distribution System Maintenance Program is designed to remove any accumulation of dissolved materials which may have settled in the mains. Flushing allows the district to guard against possible accumulation that has occurred since last year. All flushing activities will be performed only at night to minimize impact on the community. While the water is completely safe to drink, certain water uses, such as laundering of clothes, may be affected due to coloration of water. If residents experience discolored water, they can run their cold water line until the water clears up.

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