June 24, 2014

The Fire Department will be flushing hydrants starting Wednesday, June 25th from 10 am to 3pm Monday through Friday.
Flushing removes the sediments from the water mains and also allows an inspection of each hydrant to verify proper operation.
Sometimes, during the flushing process, a yellow, brown or reddish tint may appear in the water. This is from harmless mineral deposits that settle in the water mains. Flushing the fire hydrants may stir up these deposits, sometimes causing discoloration of the water.
Residents are advised to check their water for signs of discoloration before doing laundry. If laundry appears stained, keep the articles wet and rewash them using an iron-removing compound. Do not use bleach on stained laundry as bleach will “set” the stain.
If you notice discoloration in the water, let the COLD WATER run until it clears before doing laundry. This usually takes less than five minutes. If the water does not clear up within five minutes, call Cresskill Fire Headquarters at 201 568-0030.
It is important to remember that your water is completely safe to drink at all times during the hydrant flushing program. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause but this helps us to ensure all the hydrants are working properly. This will help to keep you safer and keep your insurance rates lower. If you have any questions or concerns in this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the office of the Fire Chief.