Spring Hydrant Flushing - Begins Monday, April 30

The City of Saint Peter, Department of Public Works, Water Utility will begin spring hydrant flushing and flow testing between 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM on Monday, April 30, and continue until all hydrants are flushed - approximately May 11. 

This process could make water temporarily cloudy.  Please check your water before doing laundry.


1) Improved Water Quality - Hydrants are flushed at least twice yearly to remove residue from the main pipe system, which helps keep our water clear.

2) Fire Safety and Fire Rating - The Water Utility tests the flow at hydrants to ensure it is adequate to pump to the City's fire tanker.  Hydrant flow is important in helping control fire insurance costs.

3) Economic Development - Accurate flow information is available to prospective businesses and industries that are considering locations in Saint Peter.

The City of Saint Peter Water Utility thanks you for your patience and cooperation during this time.  If you have any further questions, please call Public Works at 507-934-0670.