Communications Office

Hydrant Flushing Week 4

The Norfolk Water Division began their annual water main flushing program on April 15th, 2024. Flushing will be done during the evening and overnight hours beginning at 8:30 PM and concluding at 6:30 AM the following day. Flushing will begin Sunday evening and conclude Thursday morning. No flushing will be performed on Thursday, Friday or Saturday evenings. It is estimated that the flushing program will be completed by May 24th, 2024. The Norfolk Water Division is asking that the public refrain from parking near fire hydrants in the affected areas.

Areas to be flushed during the fourth week, May 12th to May 16th are as follows. All areas from 1st Street east to HWY 35, from Benjamin Avenue to Monroe Avenue. 

Locations affected by the program will include:

Nord Addition Hy-Vee East
Memorial Field NPPD Call Center
Northeast Community College Meadow Ridge Subdivision
Sparklight Animal Shelter
Victory Village Legacy Bend
Waste Water Plant Amber Wood Apartments

All Commercial locations along E Norfolk Avenue from 1st Street to Victory Road, and E Omaha Avenue from 1st Street to Victory Road.

The purpose of the flushing program is to remove the buildup of Iron and Manganese deposits that have collected in the water mains. The water is bacteria free, however it is not recommended to consume the water if it is extremely discolored. Customers living in the area affected by the flushing program are encouraged not to perform any laundry tasks at this time. The isolation of ice machines is recommended to prevent any iron and manganese deposits from plugging the ice machines.

The City of Norfolk would like to thank you for your patience during this program.

For those requiring additional information may call the Water Division at 844-2210.