Hydrant Flushing Happening April 22 through May 5

Hydrant flushing is April 22 through May 5, 2024

The semi-annual hydrant flushing will begin the week of April 22 and will continue until May 5, 2024. This is a State requirement that the town must follow – but for good reason; it keeps the water system from having sediment buildup and makes sure that all hydrants are functioning properly in the case of an emergency.

Things to be aware of:

  • You may experience low water pressure while this is happening.
  • Please remember to run your cold water until clear if your water is discolored… that will prevent sediment from being introduced into your hot water heater!
  • These are normal and unavoidable side effects of the hydrant flushing.
  • We recommend scheduling use of clothes washers after the hydrant flushing in your neighborhood and after your water has cleared.

Shout out to Dan Stall and the rest of the Bennington Water Department team for getting this important work done, and THANK YOU to our community residents for your understanding and patience.