City of Grosse Pointe Farms

Hydrant Flushing Program

The City of Grosse Pointe Farms will be conducting the 2021 WATER MAIN FLUSHING PROGRAM beginning Monday 4/12/21 – Thursday 5/6/21. The purpose of this program is to improve water pressure and fire flows to our customers.

Please refer to the color-coded map to find the week in which your water main is being flushed, and then check the printed weekly schedule to determine the specific day your residence will be affected. Flushing will take place between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. unless noted otherwise on the daily schedule.

During this process, some residents may experience a temporary loss of water service due to the opening and closing of gate valves. You may also experience discoloration of the water due to the disturbing of the natural sediments in the pipeline.

We ask that you refrain from using your washing machine on the date of the flushing scheduled for your street to avoid any potential staining of the laundry. Should you notice “rusty water” after the flushing is completed on your street, it is recommended that the basement faucets be allowed to run until the water is clear. Some cloudiness of the tap water is common during the flushing program.

Your patience and cooperation is appreciated. If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the Grosse Pointe Farms Water Department at (313) 885-6600.