Hydrant Flushing

The Yarmouth Water Department will begin the first phase of a comprehensive flushing plan in mid April.  This program will be conducted annually going forward to improve Yarmouth’s water quality and fire flows.

Some hydrants will be flushed in the evening hours on weekdays and in the morning on weekends, while others will be completed during the day.  Hydrant flushing will continue depending on water availability and system pressures.  Check back here for updates of more specific areas, dates and times as we get closer to the start of the program.

Residents may experience temporary water loss or discolored water while hydrants are being flushed in their area. Even though the water may be discolored, it is still safe for human consumption.  Although inconvenient for in the short term, this program will improve the overall water quality and reliability of the Yarmouth water system.  We appreciate your patience throughout the flushing season!  

If you experience discolored water, please flush out your pipes using cold water only through a bathtub or outdoor spigot.   

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and we apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Water Department at 508-771-7921.