HBPW Water System Flush Announcement



Water System Flush Announcement

May 30, 2018 - Hannibal, MO – The Hannibal Board of Public Works (HBPW) will be flushing the water distribution system as part of its regular maintenance program. The flushing is scheduled to begin approximately June 4, 2018 and continue for approximately 30 days.  The system flush will be performed in conjunction with a temporary use of free chlorine and fire hydrant testing.

The system flush is intended to remove sediment from the pipes and distribute free chlorine throughout the entire water piping system.  These items are standard practice.  During this time period, ammonia will not be utilized as part of the drinking water disinfection process.  Instead only free chlorine will be used.

Fire hydrant testing will be completed in conjunction with the system flush to obtain operational information for each fire hydrant.  Information gathered during this process is used by the Fire Department when fighting fires, as part of the ISO rating and by the HBPW in determining where future improvements can be made to improve the distribution system.

Customers with any questions concerning the water system flushing may call (573) 221-0955 to speak with someone about your concerns.


May 30th, 2018