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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Fire Hydrant Flushing in Coralville

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Updated June 29:
The week of June 29, crews will finish flushing hydrants in residential areas.  The remaining residential hydrants are between Holiday Road and Oakdale Boulevard, in the areas encompassing South Ridge Drive, North Ridge Drive, Cambridge Drive, Waterford Drive, and Chad Court.

Later the week of June 29 and into the week of July 6, crews will flush hydrants in the commercial area west of Coral Ridge Avenue.

 Updated June 22:
The weeks of June 22 and 29, crews will be flushing starting in the Ozark Ridge Area.  The next two weeks will cover Interstate-80 to Oakdale Boulevard, west of 12th Avenue.

Updated June 12:
Crews completed flushing hydrants south of Holiday Road from 1st Avenue to 12th Avenue.  

The week of June 15, hydrant flushing will be:

  • On 1st Avenue from Holiday Road to Oakdale Boulevard, working east to west from 1st Avenue to 12th Avenue.  
  • If that section is completed, crews start to flush hydrants on 12th Avenue to South Ridge Drive south of Holiday Road to the interstate, working east to west.

Updated June 5:
Crews completed flushing hydrants north of Oakdale Boulevard and west of 12th Avenue.

The week of June 8, hydrant flushing will be:

  • In the Coral Court/Spring Rose area, and then will work in the area between Holiday Road and Oakdale Boulevard from 1st Avenue to 12th Avenue, and will be working south of Holiday Road to the interstate starting at 1st Avenue working west to Valley View Drive.

Updated May 22:
The Coralville Water Department will resume flushing hydrants on Monday, June 1, 2020.

  • Crews will begin north of Forest Edge Drive going north on 12th Avenue to the roundabout, to include Michelle Lane/Kelsey Lane/Kelsey Court area to finish where hydrant flushing paused in March.
  • Then crews will work from east to west, south to north, starting at the intersection of Oakdale Boulevard and 12th Avenue. 
  • Once that is complete, hydrant flushing will move across Coral Ridge Avenue to the Coral Court and Spring Rose area.

Updated March 23:
The Coralville Water Department has temporarily suspended hydrant flushing and will continue later in the spring.

Posted March 3:
The City of Coralville Water Department will flush fire hydrants north of Oakdale Boulevard in Coralville starting the week of March 9. Crews will begin in the northeast part of Coralville, and will work from east to west.  Hydrant flushing is expected to last until late March or early April, weather permitting. Hydrant flushing locations will be updated weekly as crews progress through Coralville.

As a result of hydrant flushing, residents in the vicinity may notice water running down the street, or a temporary discoloration of their water which does not affect the water safety. In the event of discolored water, run cold water from a faucet until the water clears.

Hydrant flushing is an annual water system maintenance practice that moves water through the pipelines fast enough to remove sediment, and allows the City to service fire hydrants and check water pressure. For more information, please contact the Coralville Water Department at 319.248.1770 or the Utility Billing Department at 319.248.1715.

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