Operations

Hydrant Flushing

This year’s fire hydrant flushing will be April 4 through April 22 and October 3 through October 21, 2022.

The flushing accomplishes several tasks from exercising the valves to checking operational status, and removing some trace minerals that can deposit in the distribution system.

Sprinkling Restrictions

The following restrictions apply to ALL our water customers and are in effect at all times throughout the year: 

Odd-numbered property addresses are permitted to sprinkle only on odd-numbered days of the month and only between the hours of 6:00 pm and 8:00 am.

Odd-numbered day is determined by whatever day of the month it is at 6:00 pm and carries through to 8:00 am the following day.

The same holds true for even-numbered property addresses on even-numbered days.

Cross Connections

A cross connection is a direct or potential connection between the drinking water system and any water, gas, or other liquid not intended for human consumption. Water normally flows through your plumbing in one direction. Under certain conditions, water can flow in the reverse direction. This is known as “backflow”. The two typical ways backflow can occur are “backpressure” and “back-siphonage”. Backpressure is created when a source of pressure, such as a boiler or a pressure washer, creates pressures higher than that supplied by the municipal water system. This can cause potentially contaminated water to be pushed into your plumbing system and the city supply through an unprotected cross connection. Back-siphonage may occur when there is a loss of pressure in the water system during a fire emergency, a water main break, or a system repair. This can create a siphon in the plumbing system that can draw a liquid, such as pesticides, out of a container through an attached or submerged hose.

In accordance with Wisconsin Administrative Code NR 811.09 and COMM 82.41 to protect the public water system from contamination due to back flow of contaminants through a water service connection into the public water system, Sanitary District personal conduct cross-connection inspections in residential properties during meter change outs.  Commercial properties inspections are conducted by Hydro Corp.

Learn more about Cross Connections HERE.