FBTX ~ When anyone may see a fire hydrant wide open, allowing water to flow down the street, they should know that the City of Farmers Branch is "flushing" the lines in that area in order to keep the water balanced, especially during the hottest months of the year.
This process moves water through the pipelines at a fast enough rate to clean the lines and ensure that the water delivered by the City is of the highest quality. City officials are aware of the perception of wasting water created by this practice. However, most cities in Texas employ the tactic when in need of balancing the water and cleaning the lines.
City officials further explained that the lines will only be flushed when it is a necessary part of protecting the public health by providing safe, quality consumable water.