Why are utility workers opening hydrants in my neighborhood?

Hydrants are sometimes opened in order to “flush” water from utility lines. This is typically done in order to maintain the highest standard of drinking water quality for our citizens. Water that has remained in the pipes for an extended period of time may begin to degrade in water quality. In addition, the gradual breakdown or loss of the disinfecting agent from the water can eventually require that the water be flushed from the system in order to maintain regulatory required standards.

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1. Where can I find water quality information about my water?
2. How is the water treated?
3. Where does Pasco County Utilities get its water from?
4. If I am experiencing water quality issues, who should I contact?
5. Why are utility workers opening hydrants in my neighborhood?
6. Is my water safe?