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Water main flushing program

The City of Rochester's Water Main Flushing program is conducted annually to remove sediment from water mains throughout the city. The work involves little or no interruption of service, although a slight discoloration of the water and drop in water pressure may occur in areas where flushing is underway. 

The service is provided on a seasonal basis, between April and November. Crews performing water main flushing work from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays during these months. Residents and businesses in affected areas are notified in advance of flushing activities. 

Individuals with concerns about the Water Main Flushing program may 311 (outside the city, call (585) 428-5990).