Fall Hydrant Flushing

Dear Campus Community,

The City of Kalamazoo will begin fall hydrant flushing in our area this evening.  This planned maintenance is necessary to keep sediment from building up in the water lines.   This will very likely cause the water at taps throughout campus to run a rusty orange color.  This is from iron buildup in the lines and is not hazardous.  If you notice this, please just run the tap until water returns to normal.

Occasionally this process will cause a problem with a filter or faucet, if something isn’t working as expected (aside from discoloration), please submit a work order, and a technician will resolve the issue.

Susan Lindemann
AVP for Facilities Management