Wondering why your tap water is a little brown and your morning shower was not quite as satisfying?
That's because Freehold Borough is flushing the fire hydrants throughout the day on Tuesday, April 10.
According to an announcement from the borough, flushing starts at 8:00 a.m. and continues until all of the hydrants have been flushed.
The announcement also explained that water pressure may be slightly lower and the water may be discolored as the flushing is performed in a neighborhood. The discoloration is not harmful and will clear up if cold water is allowed to run for a few minutes.
Flushing is performed twice a year in order to remove any sediment that may accumulate in low flow areas of the water distribution system. The operation maintains the overall excellent water quality in the distribution system and ensures that each fire hydrant operates properly.