Edina, Minn., April 21, 2022 – The City of Edina’s spring hydrant flushing program will begin Monday, April 25, and is scheduled to conclude in approximately three weeks.
This program is necessary to clean the water mains and minimize the amount of naturally occurring minerals, like irons and manganese, into homes. Flushing also allows the Utilities Division to identify hydrants in need of maintenance.
Some residents may notice rust-colored water that could stain laundry but is safe to drink. Please check for signs of discoloration prior to washing clothes. Do not dry if you encounter red or brown staining on your clothing. Instead, contact Public Works for a free iron-removing product, and then rewash.
If the water is discolored when you turn on your tap, simply run the water until it is clear. Because the water system is a single-pressure zone, it is possible to cause red water problems in any area of the city while flushing.
For questions or concerns about the program, please call the Utilities Division of Public Works at 952-826-0375.