Fire Hydrant Flushing Scheduled

The Mishawaka Utilities Water Division has begun its semi-annual fire hydrant flushing program. Periodic flushing is necessary to purge the water distribution system of iron and manganese deposits that may have settled in the water mains over a long period of time. Although not harmful, these residues can discolor the water and lead to discolored laundry or stained plumbing fixtures. Flushing purges the water distribution system of these residues and thus enhances the esthetic qualities of the potable water provided by the City, and also serves to help verify that fire hydrants and associated valves operate properly. Please use caution when driving or walking near a fire hydrant that is being flushed.

Occasionally after system flushing is performed, the water may have a “white cloudy” or a “rusty” or orange discoloration. To remove either of these discolorations, open the cold water taps and allow water to flow until the it runs clear from each cold water tap. If the hot water is discolored, the hot water taps likewise should be opened and allowed to flow until the hot water lines run clear. Flush commodes once or twice as any particles trapped in the commode tanks will remain until this process is done.

If you have questions or concerns, you can direct them to David Majewski at (574) 258-1652. You can also read more about the flushing program here.


Spring/Summer 2013

May 20th - May 31st

Lincolnway West to the North
US 20 Bypass to the South
S. Logan to the West
Union ST. to the East

June 3rd - June 14th

W. Jefferson to the North
Lincolnway West to the South.
Division to the East
N. Logan to the West

June 17th - June 28th

E. Dragoon to the North
US 20 Bypass to the South
Byrkit Ave to the East
Bremen Highway to the West

July 1st - July 12th

River Ave to the North
E. Dragoon to the South
Ironwood Drive to the West
South Logan to the East


Water Division

401 E. Jefferson Blvd.

Mishawaka, IN  46545

Phone (574) 258-1652

Fax (574) 258-1711



Dave Majewski

Phone (574) 258-1652