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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Fire Hydrant Flushing in Coralville

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The City of Coralville Water Department will flush fire hydrants throughout Coralville starting in mid-October. Crews will begin south of Interstate 80, working from east to west, starting on October 7. Hydrant flushing is expected to last until mid-November, weather permitting.

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 south of I-80 (updated as crews progress through Coralville) and approximate flushing dates: 

  • Starting October 7: East of 1st Avenue on 2nd Street. Flushing path is from city limits on E. 2nd Street to 1st Avenue; south of 2nd Street on 1st Avenue to include 1st Street and 2nd Avenue south of 2nd Street; 1st Avenue north to I-80; all of the Iowa River Landing
  • October 10-11: Avenues: 12th Avenue to 20th Avenue
  • October 14-25: 20th Avenue to Lowes on 2nd Street (includes Coral Ridge Mall), Camp Cardinal Boulevard, Coral Ridge Avenue, and James Street south to Kennedy Parkway and Ryan Circle

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