The Penn Yan Municipal Utilities Water Crew will be flushing the village hydrants the week of May 7. The flushing is done in order to thoroughly clean the village’s water delivery system. Once Penn Yan’s flushing is complete, the surrounding towns/villages will then flush their systems.
Flushing can cause cloudy water. Although the water will still be safe to drink, residents may wish to purchase bottled water for consumption. It is also advised that they run faucets to clear cloudy water that may have collected in the service line. Low water pressure may occur during the flushing, which is required by the New York State Department of Health.