Water System Flushing Information/Schedule

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The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Operations and Maintenance Division completes water system flushing each spring and fall for untreated and annually for treated well water supply systems that we operate and maintain. Flushing consists of opening fire hydrants at the ends of roads and courts. This allows a high volume of water to scour the water mains and remove settled iron particles from the system. System evaluation is completed during the flushing procedure.

Note: Large systems take more than one night to flush. Discoloration can occur on any of the dates we flush the system.

What can the customer do?

  • By-pass water softener prior to the start of flushing.
  • Try to refrain from using water during the flushing, as you will introduce particles into your piping.
  • After flushing is complete, open an outside faucet closest to the point of entry to your home to help clear any discolored water you may have.
  • Put the water softener back on-line and manually start the regeneration cycle.
  • Drain and refill hot water tank, if necessary. We recommend that you flush out your hot water tank annually.
    Use caution, as water is hot!
  • We recommend that you clean your faucet aerators twice annually. Aerators are the screens that screw into the end of the faucet.


Please click here for frequently asked flushing questions and answers. You can also contact our Water Maintenance Department at 248-858-1110 for additional information.


Fall 2014 Flushing Schedule 

Flushing will begin at 7:00 P.M. and end at 7:00 A.M.

October 
6

Oakland Twp: Oakland Farms, Oakland Knolls, Oakland Hills, Knorrwood Pines, Knorrwood Ridge, Deer Point, Park Hill, St. Johns Church​

October 
7

Oakland Twp: Oakland Farms, Oakland Knolls, Oakland Hills, Knorrwood Pines, Knorrwood Ridge, Deer Point, Park Hill, St. Johns Church, Oakland Valley, Coachlamp

October
8

Highland Twp: Prestwick Village, Woods of Prestwick, Timber Ridge, Cobblestone, Highland Valley, Glens of Highland, Hidden Creek Pines Condos, Highland Rd

October 
9

Highland Twp: Huntwood Place, South Bay Shores, Axford Acres, Heritage Farms, Centennial Way, Presidential Way, White House Condos, Highland Place, Bretton Oaks

October 
13

Oakland Twp: Country Creek, Woods of Country Creek, Country Creek Commons, Village of Country Creek, The Crossings, Century Woods, Twin Lakes, Plum Creek, Knorrwood Knolls

October 
14

Oakland Twp: Country Creek, Woods of Country Creek, Country Creek Commons, Village of Country Creek, The Crossings, Century Woods

October 
15
Oakland Twp: Kirklands, Cloisters, Claremont, Kings-ridge, Silvercreek, Carrolton, Century Oaks, The Heights, Silverbell Rd, Wyngate Club House​

October 
16

Oakland Twp: Goodison Place, Orchard Ridge, Wynridge, Wellington, Collins Rd, Oakland Hunt, Wynstone
October 16
Springfield Twp: Bluewater Bavarian, Softwater​