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The City of New Rochelle’s water provider, Suez Environmental will begin its annual fire hydrant maintenance and water main flushing program in New Rochelle on May 8. The work will take place between 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM.
“The project is part of the company’s routine maintenance program to assure high water quality and reliability,” said Roberto Hernandez, manager of SUEZ operations in Westchester. “It is also necessary to be sure that the hydrants are working properly in the event that they need to be used by firefighters.”
As part of this work, SUEZ employees will let water flow from the hydrants to remove harmless minerals that collect in the water mains. During this time, customers may temporarily experience low water pressure or discolored water. While the water is safe, customers may prefer to wait until the water runs clear before drinking or washing clothes or dishes. Running the cold water for several minutes typically clears the lines.
“We appreciate our customers' patience while we complete this important work,” said Hernandez.
Customers who want to learn more about flushing can visit the company’s website at https://tinyurl.com/FlushingFAQ or they can call the customer service center at 877-266-9101.
SUEZ provides water service to about 200,000 people in Westchester County, including the City of New Rochelle.