Hydrant Flushing

The City of Dowagiac will be performing system wide flushing of the hydrants and water mains in CCWS through October 2nd.

During this time, customers may experience lower than normal pressure, and may even see some discoloration in the water at their home. In the event of discolored water, the City advises customers to flush their pipes using  outside spigots, or the first fixture in the home connected to the public water supply for 15 until the water runs clear.  If discoloration persists - repeat.

Avoid laundry or dishwasher use, as to avoid drawing sediment into the water heater.  If this has already happened, you can simple drain your water heater.

Be assured that the water color does not pose any public health concerns, it is only aesthetic, caused by sentiment in the mains that is stirred up due to the flushing.

Crews will be working 8-12 hour days to wrap the project up quickly. If you have any questions or concerns, you may reach out to the Utilities Department at Dowagiac City Hall. Thanks for your patience and understanding. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.