The annual flushing of fire hydrants and water lines is underway in the City of Greenville.
Bill Grider, superintendent of public works said there are approximately 430 hydrants on Greenville’s water system and it takes about 30 days to complete the work. The project is about 75 percent completed.
Grider said the flushing operations are actually done for maintenance purposes. He said the rush of water that occurs when you open a hydrant scours and cleans the water mains. The rush also provides a fresher dose of chlorine, helping to disinfect the mains.
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The work also allows the city to check the fire hydrants for leaks and other issues, according to Grider.
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The fire hydrants are owned by the City of Greenville.