Flushing Water Lines at Hydrants

Chesterfield County Utilities’ customers may see hydrant flushing signs at entrances to their neighborhoods. The Chesterfield County Department of Utilities is flushing water lines to maintain water quality. The process of flushing the water line only takes about 20 minutes and will occur Mondays through Fridays between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Customers may see water flowing from hydrants. Customers also may notice a slight drop in water pressure and/or temporary discolored water. Running a faucet for a few minutes should clear up any discoloration. Customers are advised to postpone doing laundry during the flushing to avoid the potential of discoloration to the laundry.

Hydrant Flushing Sign

Schedule & Locations

The map shows the tentative schedule for the affected neighborhoods this year.

Map of Neighborhoods Affected by Waterline Flushing

If you live in the area highlighted above and want to know when work will occur for your exact location, check the Chesterfield Hydrant Flushing Schedule for your address.

Utilities staff will always have a Chesterfield County identification badge and Chesterfield County vehicle as proof of their affiliation with Chesterfield County. The flushing of water lines typically does not require any Chesterfield County Utilities employee to be on a homeowner’s property or require entrance into a residence.

If you have any questions or if you are experiencing any long-term issues with your water service, please contact Chesterfield Utilities at 804-748-1310.