Sartell Utility Maintenance crews flush fire hydrants twice each year, in the spring and fall. Though flushing may occasionally discolor the water for a few minutes, it is safe to drink.
Residents should check for signs of discoloration before using the water to wash clothes. If the water is discolored when you turn on your tap, just run the water until it is clear. If stains from the water appear on laundered clothes, do not put the clothes in the dryer, as this will set the stains. Washing the clothes again usually will remove any stains. For more information, contact the Public Works Department at (320) 258-7339 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event of a fire emergency during the winter, could firefighters find the hydrant near your home? Or does it get buried under a snow pile? The city encourages residents to "adopt a fire hydrant" near their home and keep snow shoveled away from it during the winter season. This will ensure hydrants are visible and will greatly speed the response time in case of an emergency. Please don't let your neighborhood hydrant remain "under cover". There is no need to notify the city about a hydrant you have adopted, as this is an informal volunteer program. Your help is appreciated. For more information contact the Public Works Department at (320) 258-7339 or e-mail email@example.com.