Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant flushing is conducted annually to improve Franklin’s water quality and fire flows. Some hydrants will be flushed in the evening hours on weekdays and in the morning on weekends, while others will be completed during the day.  Hydrant flushing will continue depending on water availability and system pressures. 

Residents may experience temporary water loss or discolored water while hydrants are being flushed in their area. Even though the water may be discolored, it is still safe for human consumption.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and we apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. Please check this page daily, to see which area we will be working in. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the DPW office at 508-553-5500.


Hydrant flushing has concluded for the Spring and will resume again in the Fall.