Fire Hydrant Maintenance

The City of Bismarck Public Works Department conducts fire hydrant maintenance in the fall of the year.
Dates and locations of the maintenance areas are published in the Bismarck Tribune and will be listed below.
When a worker fully opens a fire hydrant for the flushing process, the following are checked and recorded: 
  • Visible and audible leaks 
  • Proper operation of valve 
Hydrant testing hours are from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • Hydrant maintenance may result in rusty water.
  • Customers are advised not to wash clothing during this time until their water clears.
  • One way to help clear the water is to run lawn sprinklers.
September 12-16, 2016
  • Main Ave to Bismarck Exp  and River Road to 9th St
  • Xavier St (Ward Rd) to State St  and  I-94 to Boulevard Ave
September 19-23, 2016
  • Boulevard Ave to Bismarck Exp  and  Bell St to 26th St