Water/Sewer Division

Hydrant Flushing Fourth Week

The Norfolk Water Division began its annual water main flushing program on April 18. Flushing will continue during the evening and overnight hours beginning at 8:30 p.m. and concluding at 6:30 a.m. 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 27. 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 15th to May 19th are  as follows: All areas from 1st Street east to Victory Road, from Benjamin Avenue to Omaha Avenue.

Locations affected by the program will include:

Nord Addition

Hy-Vee East

Memorial Field

NPPD Call Center

Northeast Community College

Meadow Ridge Subdivision


Animal Shelter

Victory Villa

Legacy Park

All commercial locations along East Norfolk Avenue from 1st Street to Victory Road, and East 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's 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 please call the Water Division at 844-2210.