Phoenixville Borough Begins Flushing Fire Hydrants

PHOENIXVILLE PA – The semi-annual maintenance ritual of flushing fire hydrants to ensure they function properly began Monday (April 5, 2021) in Phoenixville Borough, according to Public Works Director Brian Watson, who noted that the practice may cause a temporary clouding of water at homeowners’ faucets.

“We ask for your patience,” he said. “The benefits from this maintenance work will be realized long after any temporary disturbance is past.”

The flushing program, which will continue during the next five weeks, started in the portion of the borough north of French Creek, from Fillmore Street south to Bridge Street, Watson reported. From there work crews will move “in a southerly direction across town.” Flushing operations are being conducted between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to minimize inconvenience to users, he said.

For more information or answers to questions about the flushing program, call Water Distribution Superintendent Paul Swangren at 610-933-8801, Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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