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Sauk County Nixle Information System
Wednesday October 20th, 2021 :: 04:00 p.m. CDT


Village of Prairie du Sac Flushing Fire Hydrants

The Village of Prairie du Sac Water Utility plans to flush fire hydrants October 11 to October 29, 2021, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday—Friday. 

Starting on October 21,2021, crews will begin flushing all hydrants on Cty Hwy PF west of 21st Street and on the Sauk Prairie Healthcare Campus.  Areas highlighted on the attached map are the areas of flushing.  Flushing of this area could extended into additional days. 

The process of periodically “flushing” fire hydrants is an important preventative maintenance activity to insure the integrity of the water system and deliver the highest quality water to our customers.  The Village flushes hydrants twice a year, usually in the spring and fall.

Hydrant flushing serves the following purposes:

  • Flushes sediments from mainline pipes, which enhances water quality.
  • Verifies the proper operation of fire hydrants and valves.
  • Aids in determining weaknesses in the water system.
  • Helps to identify closed valves and weak flows in the water main.
  • Verifies ample water flow for fire fighting.

Cloudy Water: As a result of hydrant flushing, residents in the immediate vicinity may experience temporary discoloration of their water. This discoloration is harmless, and generally consists of precipitates which do not affect the safety of water consumption. If you notice that your water is discolored, you can clear this issue by running all water faucets inside your home for approximately 15 minutes, or until the water clears. If water does not clear, please contact the Village at 643-4769. *Note: it is important you do not wash laundry while water is cloudy or discolored.  Please wait until water is clear before laundering.  The Village does not accept responsibility for clothing reported as soiled or damaged when washed in cloudy or discolored water.

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Sauk County Nixle Information System
510 Broadway St
Baraboo, WI 53913

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