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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Fire Hydrant Flushing in Coralville

Fire hydrant

The City of Coralville Water Department will flush fire hydrants north of Interstate 80 in Coralville starting April 15. Crews will begin in the northeast part of Coralville, and will work from east to west.  Hydrant flushing is expected to last until late April, 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.

Hydrant flushing locations (updated as crews progress through Coralville): 

  • April 15-17: North of Oakdale Boulevard and east of 1st Avenue, working east to west (includes Auburn Hills Drive and Auburn East Lane)
  • April 17-18: North of Oakdale Boulevard and east of 12th Avenue, north to Michelle Lane (includes Poplar Street, Poplar Circle, Mulberry Street, Mesquite Drive, Maplewood Drive, Muddy Creek Lane, Forest Edge Drive)
  • Starting April 22: North of Oakdale Boulevard and west of 12th Avenue
  • Expected by April 26: Coral Court area
  • Expected the week of April 29: east side, between Oakdale Boulevard and Holiday Road

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