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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Fire Hydrant Flushing in Coralville

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The City of Coralville Water Department will flush fire hydrants north of Oakdale Boulevard in Coralville starting the week of April 4. Crews will begin in the northeast part of Coralville, starting north of Oakdale Boulevard and east of 1st Avenue. Hydrant flushing is expected to last until late May, 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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Updates:

  • Week of April 11: Crews continue to work north of Oakdale Boulevard, in the northeast side of Coralville. Crews will then move west toward 12th Avenue, staying north of Oakdale Boulevard. Crews completed flushing hydrants east of 12th Avenue and north of Oakdale Boulevard by April 15.
  • Week of April 18: Crews will begin to flush hydrants north of Oakdale Boulevard to Forevergreen Road, from 12th Avenue east to Coral Ridge Avenue.
  • Week of April 25: Crews will be finishing north of Oakdale Boulevard on Monday, April 25. Then, crews will start flushing hydrants on 1st Avenue from I-80 to Oakdale Boulevard from 1st Avenue to 12th Avenue. It will take a couple of weeks to work through this area.
  • Week of May 2: Crews have completed flushing hydrants in the area bordered by Holiday Road, Oakdale Boulevard, 1st Avenue, and 12th Avenue, as well as the area south of Holiday Road from Redtail to Valley View Drive. On May 3, crews will start west of 12th Avenue to Coral Ridge Avenue south of Holiday Road. Once that is complete, they will work from Holiday Road to Oakdale Boulevard from 12th Avenue to Coral Ridge Avenue. 
  • Week of May 9: Crews are wrapping up flushing the remaining hydrants from I-80 to Oakdale Blvd, between 12th Avenue and Coral Ridge Avenue. Then they will start west of Coral Ridge Avenue to West Cor Drive.  Weather permitting, all hydrants on the north side system will be flushed by the end of the day on Friday, May 20.


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