Why do I sometimes see Benbrook Water Authority employees open fire hydrants?

Hydrant flushing is a routine maintenance activity that ensures the water’s quality in the distribution system. Most importantly, flushing ensures the water in the distribution system stays disinfected and safe to drink, and in certain circumstances, is required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Also, naturally occurring minerals in our water tend to settle in mainline water pipes, which need high-velocity flushing in order to clear.

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1. When can I water my lawn?
2. What are backflow prevention devices?
3. Why do I sometimes see Benbrook Water Authority employees open fire hydrants?
4. What can I flush down the toilet and put down the drain?
5. How can I manage my water use?
6. What is the relationship between the City of Benbrook and Benbrook Water Authority?
7. Why do you charge for trash and recycling services?
8. How is my water meter read?
9. Where does my water come from? How is it treated?
10. What do I do if I have a sewer backup at my home?
11. What is a water main break? What do I do if there is one in my neighborhood?
12. How do I get access to Baja Beach at Benbrook Lake?
13. Why wasn’t my trash/recycling/brush/bulk items picked up on trash day?
14. What causes taste and odor in my water?
15. Why is my water cloudy?
16. Why was my water shut off without notice?