Water Hydrant Flow Testing Beginning August 19, 2019 on Wade & Superior

The DPW on August 19th 2019 will begin an analysis of the water main system on Wade and Superior Streets located in the southwest quadrant of the City; bordered by Hannan roads to the west, Wabash to the north and Barth to the south. Crews from the City will be checking water main flows and pressures at several locations in that neighborhood.

Fire hydrant flow testing allows for analysis of the existing water main infrastructure and helps in gaining an understanding in how the distribution system is performing. The City of Romulus is dedicated to providing its residents with a safe and steady supply of drinking water. This testing is necessary to ensure the City can continue that mission.

Unfortunately, hydrant testing may cause the water in the immediate test area to appear cloudy or rust colored. It’s important to understand that:

  1. This condition is caused by normally occurring sediments in the water main getting suspended due to the water main being exposed to higher than normal water flow rates as part of these tests.
  2. Normal running of cold water in your home for 15-20 minutes should clear up the problem. Do not use hot water if you notice discolored water. This will prevent cloudy water from entering your hot water tank.
  3. If your water does not clear after 15-20 minutes, contact the water and sewer department at (734) 942-7579.
  4. If you are home when testing occurs and experience a loss of water pressure, please contact the water and sewer department at (734) 942-7579.

The City’s water and sewer foreman is available for field issues resulting in this flushing during business hours and after 4:00 pm at the following number:

Nate Davis, Water and Sewer Foreman at (734) 732-1276

If you have questions related to the program, please feel free to contact myself at (734) 955-8752, or Kathy Hood, Assistant Director of DPW, at (734) 955-8755.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation in this matter.

Roberto J. Scappaticci
Director of Public Works
Department of Public Works
12600 Wayne Road
Romulus, MI 48174
Phone: 734-955-8755
Fax: 734-942-1110