The Metropolitan District flushes approximately 11,000 fire hydrants throughout its towns beginning in spring through the end of summer of each year. This is done to maintain the quality of our water and ensure that the fire hydrants servicing your community are in good working condition for fire protection.

Fire hydrant flushing can temporarily result in discolored water.  If discolored water occurs in your home, run the cold water in your bathtub for approximately 20 minutes until the water runs clear. This discoloration is not harmful and is due to sediment and iron that collects in the pipe throughout the year which is disturbed and removed by the flushing process.

As part of the MDC fire hydrant flushing process, the MDC continuously takes water samples throughout the area to ensure that the sediment has been cleared from the system.

If the discolored water persists please contact the MDC’s 24-Hour Emergency Command Center (860) 278-7850 and press 1.

2021 FLUSHING SCHEDULE (see links for flushing area maps)

East Hartford: Area 1 (July 29 – Sept. 30)
East Hartford (Area 1) 
Area bordered; East by Manchester Town Line
South by I – 84
West by the Connecticut River
North by South Windsor Town Line

East Hartford: Area 2 (July 29 – Sept. 30)
East Hartford (Area 2) 
Area bordered; East by Manchester Town Line
South by Glastonbury Town Line
West by the Connecticut River
North by I – 84

South Windsor : Area 1 (July 29 – Sept. 30)
South Windsor 
Area bordered; East by Buckland Rd. / Sullivan Ave. & Clark St
South by Manchester / East Hartford Town Line
West by Main St
North by East Windsor Town Line

Wethersfield: Area 1 (July 14 – August 30)
Wethersfield (Area 1) 
Area bordered; East by I-91
South by Wells Road
West by Newington Town Line
North by Hartford City Line

Wethersfield: Area 2 (July 14 – August 30)
Wethersfield (Area 2) 
Area bordered; East by I-91
South by Rocky Hill Town Line
West by Newington Town Line
North by Wells Road

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Glastonbury

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West Hartford (Area 1) 
West Hartford (Area 2) 
Farmington
Bloomfield (Area 1) 
Bloomfield (Area 2) 
East Granby 
Windsor (Area 1) 
Windsor (Area 2)
Hartford (Area 1) 
Hartford (Area 2) 
Rocky Hill (Area 1) 
Newington (Area 1) 
Newington (Area 2)