The City of Madelia’s Water Department will be flushing water mains/hydrants beginning May 16th through the 22nd. The city flushes the mains to keep the mains open and flowing with the least amount of matter in the lines.

What does hydrant flushing do?
Hydrant flushing is the quick release of water from fire hydrants. It ensures adequate water flow is available to fire fighters, residents and businesses. It also improves water quality by clearing iron and other mineral deposits from the water mains.

If you have discolored water, after the flushing has been completed in your area, run your tap water until the water is clear.