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Spring Hydrant Continuing Through May 15

Hydrant Flushing Pic


Spring hydrant flushing will continue through Friday, May 15 in the City of New Brunswick.

Our hydrant flushing programs are conducted twice a year to remove iron deposits that build up in water mains.

Any discoloration in the water will be a temporary condition and can be alleviated by running taps. We advise against washing laundry while discoloration is present.

Most City fire hydrants will be flushed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., but some nighttime flushing will occur as well.

The schedule for flushing for the week of April 20-April 24 is as follows:

  • Monday, April 20 – Livingston Avenue, Joyce Kilmer Avenue and Railroad Avenue
  • Tuesday, April 21 – Lee Avenue, Remsen Avenue, Throop Avenue, Commercial Avenue/Paul Robeson Boulevard
  • Wednesday, April 22 – Jones Avenue, Nichol Avenue, Pine Street, Hazelhurst Street, South Ward Street
  • Thursday, April 23  – Dewey Heights, Raritan Gardens, Rutgers Village neighborhoods
  • Friday, April 24 - TBA


The schedule for flushing for the week of April 27-May 1 is as follows:

Monday, April 27 - George St from Paul Robeson to Somerset St, Neilson St, Hiram Sq, and area around City Hall (Albany, French, New, and Livingston)

Tuesday, April 28 - Industrial Area (bounded by Van Dyke, Jersey, How, and Somerset), Roosevelt Ave, and Henry  Ave.

Wednesday, April 29 - Somerset St, Easton to French St, Jersey Ave (French to Van Dyke), Quentin Ave, and Luftberry Ave.

Thursday, April 30 - Hamilton St, Central Ave, Brookside Ave, Delafield St, and Louis St.

Friday, May 1 - TBD