The City of Bowie Public Works Department will begin the semi-annual fire hydrant flushing and testing program in areas served by City water.  Hydrant flushing will begin on Monday, September 27, 2021 and will take place Monday through Friday from approximately 9am until 3pm in accordance with the following schedule:                    

SEPT 27 & 28Buckingham, Derbyshire Sections and Forest Drive 
SEPT 29 & 30Somerset and Bowie Forest Sections
OCT 1 & 4     Tulip Grove Section including Twin Cedar
OCT 5 & 6 Foxhill & Long Ridge Sections 
OCT  7, 8 & 11 Kenilworth Section 
OCT 12Heather Hills Section 
OCT 13, 14 & 15 Meadowbrook Section 
OCT 18 Gradys Walk & Glenridge Sections 
OCT 19 Chapel Forge Section 
OCT 20 Victoria Heights Section & Race Track Rd Townhouses 
OCT 21  Idlewild Section 
OCT 22 Yorktown & Overbrook Sections 
OCT 25Whitehall Section 
OCT 26Rockledge Section 











Some discoloration of your water may occur and clothes washing is discouraged.  If your clothes become discolored, keep them wet and re-wash them using a rust remover.  Rust remover will be available, at no cost, from City Hall and Public Works offices.  The water is safe for drinking and bathing even though it may be discolored.  The discoloration is a result of rust and sediment build up in the water lines and is not harmful.  The discolora­tion should clear in approximately 24 hours.  However, since the water mains are all interconnected, flushing of hydrants in adjacent sections could affect your water as well.


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