Why are some hydrants left open?

This is a method used to clean water distribution lines. Hydrants are left open intentionally and the high-velocity flow helps to remove deposits from the distribution pipes. Do not call 911 when you see an open hydrant. If you are concerned about a hydrant please call the Town Hall at 542-4621.

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1. How do we treat your water? And why?
2. What do we test for?
3. What are Chloramines?
4. Does the Town use Chloramines year round?
5. Are Chloramines and Chlorine safe?
6. Are there any concerns for anyone using Chloramines or Chlorine water?
7. Do I need to treat my tap water for my aquarium?
8. Why are some hydrants left open?
9. What should I do if my water is discolored or has an odor?
10. What makes the water look cloudy or milky?
11. What should I do to clear up cloudy or milky water?
12. Is bottled water safer than tap water?