How long does it take after flushing hydrants for my water to run clear?

Generally, after flushing, it takes two to six hours for the iron particles, which are heavier than water, to settle out of the water. It may help to turn your cold water on medium pressure in your laundry tub until the water clears up. Since the Utilities Department flushes from 7 a.m. until about 2:30 or 3 p.m., it is a good idea to wait until early evening to do laundry. Always run a little water in your laundry tub first to make sure the water is running clear.

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1. What is the quality of Edina’s water?
2. What is the hardness of Edina water and what is the recommended setting for my water softener?
3. Sometimes my water smells like bleach. Why? Is that harmful? What can I do to rid the water of that smell?
4. My family from out of state says my water tastes different. Can that be true?
5. I want my water tested. Where do I take it?
6. I have orange spots on my white laundry. Are the clothes ruined?
7. Is “biodegradable” material “flushable” material?
8. When does the City flush the fire hydrants?
9. How long does it take after flushing hydrants for my water to run clear?
10. Why do you flush all the hydrants on my street? Wouldn’t one or two suffice?
11. I had water shooting up out of my lower-level toilets and a sewer gas smell. What happened? Who's going to clean it up?
12. What should I do if there is water bubbling out of the street or from my yard?
13. What is the difference between a water main and a service line?
14. Does the City of Edina have watering restrictions?
15. What happens when a sewer backs-up?