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Suez Flushes Hydrants In Westchester

Fire hydrants in Westchester are currently being flushed, which could cause water discoloration for residents in the affected areas.
Fire hydrants in Westchester are currently being flushed, which could cause water discoloration for residents in the affected areas. Photo Credit: Hub via Flickr

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Suez began its annual fire hydrant maintenance and water main flushing program at its Westchester operations on April 4. It will take about four months to complete the project. The work will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

“The project is part of the company’s routine maintenance program to assure high water quality and reliability,” said Lynda DiMenna, manager of Suez operations in Westchester. “It is also necessary to be sure that the hydrants are working properly in the event that they need to be used by firefighters.”

As part of this work, Suez employees will let water flow from the hydrants to remove harmless minerals that collect in the water mains. During this time, customers may temporarily experience low water pressure or discolored water. While the water is safe, customers may prefer to wait until the water runs clear before drinking or washing clothes or dishes.

“We appreciate our customers’ patience while we complete this important work,” said DiMenna. Customers can check the company’s website for weekly updates on the schedule. They can also call the customer service center at 877-266-9101.

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