Suffolk County Water Authority crews
will be performing hydrant flushing in Patchogue from June 28 through
July 16 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4 p.m.
During this process, fire hydrants are opened in order to remove any
sediment that may have accumulated in adjacent water main and improve
water quality. It is also a test of a hydrant's operation to ensure a
sufficient water supply is available for fire protection.
Please be advised hydrant flushing can cause temporary "rusty" water
conditions, so SCWA recommends you avoid doing laundry, especially
whites, during these times if possible. If you do experience "rusty"
water coming from your sink, we recommend you let the water run at a
steady stream for 10 to 15 minutes until it becomes clear again. Any
temporary discoloration is the result of excess iron in the water. It is
not harmful to your health.
SCWA conducts its hydrant flushing program throughout our distribution
system year-round. Areas are flushed by zip code on a predetermined
schedule. To see Suffolk County Water Authority's complete 2021 schedule
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding our flushing
program, please contact SCWA Customer Service at (631) 698-9500 or email
info@SCWA.com. Thank you.