The St. Joseph maintenance staff flush the water hydrants in spring and fall of each calendar year. Flushing of hydrants help remove stale water from the system. It is not uncommon for water to become discolored shortly after the hydrant has been flushed; however, the water is safe to consume at all times. If your water is discolored turn on your tap and run until the water becomes clear.
The St. Joseph Volunteer Fire Department encourages residents to assist with removing snow from hydrants after snow events. This will ensure that hydrants are visible and easily accessible increasing the response time in the case of an emergency.