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Sauk County Nixle Information System
Wednesday October 9th, 2019 :: 02:43 p.m. CDT


PdS hydrant flushing: Update

Village of Prairie du Sac Fire hydrants are scheduled to be flushed between October 7, 2019 to October 25, 2019.  Starting on October 10, 2019, crews will flush all hydrants in the Forest Subdivision and east of 9th Street, including Water Street and Eagleview Court.  Areas shaded red on the attached map are the areas of flushing.  Flushing of this area could extended into additional days. 

The process of periodically “flushing” fire hydrants is an important preventative maintenance activity to insure the integrity of the water system and deliver the highest quality water to our customers.  The Village flushes hydrants twice a year, usually in the spring and fall.

Hydrant flushing serves the following purposes:

  • Flushes sediments from mainline pipes, which enhances water quality.
  • Verifies the proper operation of fire hydrants and valves.
  • Aids in determining weaknesses in the water system.
  • Helps to identify closed valves and weak flows in the water main.
  • Verifies ample water flow for fire fighting.

Cloudy Water: As a result of hydrant flushing, residents in the immediate vicinity may experience temporary discoloration of their water. This discoloration is harmless, and generally consists of precipitates which do not affect the safety of water consumption. If you notice that your water is discolored, you can clear this issue by running all water faucets inside your home for approximately 15 minutes, or until the water clears. If water does not clear, please contact the Village at 643-4769. *Note: it is important you do not wash laundry while water is cloudy or discolored.  Please wait until water is clear before laundering.  The Village does not accept responsibility for clothing reported as soiled or damaged when washed in cloudy or discolored water.

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Sauk County Nixle Information System
510 Broadway St
Baraboo, WI 53913

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Non-emergencies: 608-963-2585

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