Hydrant Flushing

he City of Bowie Public Works Department performs fire hydrant flushing and testing in areas served by City water each spring. Typically the flushing is done in late March/early April. It usually take about four to five weeks to complete the full schedule.

2024 Hydrant Flushing Schedule

Hydrant flushing will begin on Monday, April 2, 2024 and will take place Monday through Friday from approximately 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in accordance with the following schedule: 

Spring 2024 Hydrant Flushing Schedule
APRIL 2, 3 & 4Buckingham, Derbyshire & Forest Drive
APRIL 5Heather Hills               
APRIL 8, 9 & 10Kenilworth
APRIL 15, 16 & 17Somerset
APRIL 18 & 19Foxhill & Long Ridge
APRIL 22 & 23Tulip Grove
APRIL 24Gradys Walk & Glenridge
APRIL 29, 30 & May 1Meadowbrook
May 2 & 3
Victoria Heights, Race Track Rd Townhouses, Bowie Forest & Idlewild
MAY 6Yorktown & Overbrook
MAY 7 & 8Chapel Forge
MAY 13, 14 & 15Whitehall & Rockledge

Printable Copy of Spring 2024 Hydrant Flushing Schedule (PDF) 

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Water Discoloration

Some discoloration of your water may occur and clothes washing is discouraged. If your clothes become discolored, keep them wet and re-wash them using a rust remover. Rust remover will be available at no cost from City Hall and Public Works offices. 

The water is safe for drinking and bathing even though it may be discolored. The discoloration is a result of rust and sediment build up in the water lines and is not harmful. The discoloration should clear in approximately 24 hours. Since the City water mains are all interconnected, flushing of hydrants in adjacent sections could affect your water as well.

Additional Information

For more information or questions about hydrant flushing, please contact Public Works by phone 301-809-2344 or email.