It’s Hydrant Flushing Time!

This, from the city:

(La Vergne, May 2, 2011) The city of La Vergne will be flushing hydrants starting this week,according to Water Department Supervisor Lloyd Adkins. Residents may experience somereduction in water pressure while a hydrant near a home or business is being flushed.
The hydrants located on dead-end streets only will be flushed starting at the Water TreatmentPlant on Bon Aqua Drive and the project will end at Waldron Road and Rock Springs Roadabout three months from now, weather permitting.
In accordance with guidelines of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation,the hydrants are flushed twice yearly.
Contact the Public Works Department at (615) 793-9891 with any questions.

Did any of y’all play in the hydrants when you were kids, ever? In my small-town Midwestern upbringing, they would come to flush out the hydrants and all the kids would come running and play in them for awhile. What fun.

3 comments for “It’s Hydrant Flushing Time!

  1. May 3, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Ugh. I know it’s necessary, but it always seems like such a waste of water. I always want to rush out there with my watering can and get some, but it would probably shoot out my hand lol.

    • Ivy
      May 3, 2011 at 12:47 pm

      I always wondered why they have to do it. I asked when I was a kid and they said that they flushed them to get possible dirt out of it, but if you’re using it to put out fires, why would a little dirt in there matter? I have no idea, lol.

  2. Liberty
    May 4, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    They just checked the water pressure last month at the hydrant in front of my house and let it run for a good minute till the water ran clear. I hope they don’t have to come back out here again, but they guys that did it were really sweet and gave my kids plastic firemen hats, and Ty polar bears beenies, and talked to the kids about fire safety for a minute!

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