Water System Flushing Information/Schedule
Oakland County, MichiganWater Resources CommissionerWater System Flushing Information/Schedule

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 Billing Services Department at 248-858-1110 for additional information.


 Spring 2019 Flushing Schedule

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

  • April 8: Oakland Twp: Oakland Farms, Oakland Knolls, Oakland Hills, Knorrwood Pines, Knorrwood Ridge, Oak Arbor, Deer Point, Park Hill, St. Johns Church, Oakland Crest, Guardian Angel Cemetery
  • April 9: Oakland Twp: Oakland Farms, Oakland Knolls, Oakland Hills, Knorrwood Pines, Knorrwood Ridge, Oak Arbor, Deer Point, Park Hill, St. Johns Church, Oakland Crest, Guardian Angel Cemetery, Oakland Valley, Coachlamp
  • April 10: Highland Twp: Prestwick Village, Woods of Prestwick, Timber Ridge, Cobblestone, Highland Valley, Glens of Highland, Hidden Creek Pines Condos, Highland Rd
  • April 11: Highland Twp: Huntwood Place, South Bay Shores, Axford Acres, Heritage Farms, Centennial Way, Presidential Way, White House Condos, Highland Place, Bretton Oaks, White Eagle
  • April 15: 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
  • April 16: Oakland Twp: Country Creek, Woods of Country Creek, Country Creek Commons, Village of Country Creek, The Crossings, Century Woods, The Heights, Wyngate Club House, Pinnacle

  • April 17: Oakland Twp: Kirklands, Cloisters, Claremont, Kings-ridge, Silvercreek, Carrolton, Century Oaks, Silverbell Rd, Trout Creek, Belmonte, Blossom Creek

  • April 18: Oakland Twp: Goodison Place, Orchard Ridge, Wynridge, Wellington, Collins Rd., Oakland Hunt, Wynstone
                  Springfield Twp: Bluewater Bavarian, Softwater

  • April 22: Oxford Twp: Oxford Woods, Oxford Meadows, Paint Creek Estates, Paint Creek, Tanview, Chirco, Spezia, Drahner Rd., Moors of Oxford, Lakes of Indianwood, Riverwalk

  • April 23: Oxford Twp: Dominican Sisters, Glenmore, Red Barn, Pocahontas, Woodbriar, Rolling Meadows, Hills of Oxford, Manitou

  • April 24: Oxford Twp: Mickelson Shores, Sandy Shores, Oxford Bluffs, Oxford Oaks, Waterstone (Golf Villa Drive & south)

  • April 25: Oxford Twp: Oxford High School, Meijers, Stony Lake, Willow Lake, Dunlap Road, West Lake, Golf Highlands (north of Golf Villa Drive), Oxford Middle School, Lakeville Rd