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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Fire Hydrant Flushing in Coralville

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The City of Coralville Water Department will flush fire hydrants north of Oakdale Boulevard in Coralville starting the week of March 29. 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.

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Flushing update:

  • April 6: North of Oakdale Boulevard and east of 1st Avenue; next will be across 1st Avenue to the west and north of Oakdale Boulevard, working towards 12th Avenue.
  • April 7: Completed areas between the Welsh Village to 12th Avenue north of Oakdale Boulevard. 
  • April 8: Work across 12th Avenue going west to Coral Ridge Avenue, and from Oakdale Boulevard to Forevergreen Road. 
  • Expected to begin April 12: Working in the area between 1st Avenue to 12th Avenue, and from Holiday Road to Oakdale Boulevard.

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