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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Wayzata Utility Department Announces Flushing of Water Mains

Hi Wayzata,

I stopped by City Hall today to pick up the police blotter, and a big piece of paper with the word NOTICE was laying out on a table in the entryway...

So from me to you, it's that time of year again, time to flush the water mains to let all the rust out of the system. That means you'll see hydrants shooting water into streets, your drinking water will be orange from rust and you need to be careful when washing those white clothes. Here is the original press release straight from the city:

Happy flushing!

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The Wayzata Utility Department will be flushing water mains and fire hydrants from April 21st through May 2nd. The purpose of this process is to remove any particulate matter that may have built up in the water mains over the year and also to insure that all fire hydrants on the water system are operating properly. As this flushing process may cause your water to become discolored at times, residents are advised to be observant while washing clothes until after the flushing has been completed. If discolored water is present, run the cold water faucets until the water clears.


Wayzata’s Hydrant Flushing Schedule for spring 2008:

Monday-April 21st
Area bordered by Barry Ave., east to Broadway Ave.,
North from Wayzata Blvd. to the Luce Line.

Tuesday-April 22nd
Area bordered by Glenbrook Road, east to Hwy. 101,
North from Wayzata Blvd. to Harmony Circle.

Wednesday-April 23rd
The Hollybrook, Pondridge, Waycliffe & Gleason Lake areas.
The Wayzata Blvd. and Hwy. 12 Frontage Road businesses.

Thursday-April 24th
The Gleahaven & Hunters Glen areas as well as all of Bushaway Road & Locust Hill Area.

Friday-April 25th
Area bordered by Barry Ave., east to Superior Blvd., south from Wayzata Blvd. to Lake Street. All of Shady Lane.

Monday-April 28th
Area bordered by Superior Blvd., east to Central Ave., south from Wayzata Blvd. to Eastman Lane; and those bordering LaSalle Street.

Tuesday-April 29th
Ridgeview Drive, Margaret Circle & Far Hill Road areas.

Wednesday-April 30th
Area bordered by Westwood Lane, east to Barry Ave., south from Wayzata Blvd. to County Road 15.

Thursday-May 1st
The Peavey, Highcroft & Ferndale Woods areas.

Friday-May 2nd
South and West Ferndale Road, Bovey, Harrington & Ramsey Road areas.

For more information, contact Wayzata Public Works at 952-404-5360, choose option 2.
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