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City of New Lisbon
232 W. Pleasant St.
New Lisbon, WI 53950
608.562.5213

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The Public Hearing for the Waste Water Treatment Facility Plan will be held on Monday, April 25th at 6 pm.  

Attention City of New Lisbon!
 

The Water Department will be flushing hydrants Monday, April 25th through Friday, May 6th. 
What’s happening?
The City of New Lisbon is using fire hydrants to discharge a large volume of water from the water system.

Why flush fire hydrants?
1) To clean water lines
2) To ensure hydrants are working properly

By discharging a large volume of water through a fire hydrant, water flow within the pipeline is increased. This increased flow actually scours the inside of the pipeline, removing and then transporting silt and mineral deposits out of the water system. In addition, this process provides New Lisbon with the opportunity to assess the general condition of the hydrant.

Can I drink from the tap during hydrant flushing?
As water is flushed through water lines and out the hydrant, silt and mineral sediment can cause water to become discolored. Although the water may not be visually appealing, it is safe to drink and continues to meet all federal and state drinking water standards. There is no health hazard associated with the discolored water.

How long does hydrant flushing take?
Fire hydrant flushing typically takes 15 minutes to several hours, but discolored water may last up to 4 hours.

How does hydrant flushing affect me?
The main impact of hydrant flushing is discolored water. Here’s what you should do if hydrant flushing is taking place in your neighborhood:
If possible, avoid using water while the hydrant flushing is taking place. By not taking water from the tap or running appliances that use water (dishwashers and washing machines), you can prevent discolored water from entering your household plumbing altogether.
Don’t do laundry while hydrant flushing is taking place. The discolored water can sometimes stain fabrics. Wait until water runs clear at the tap before using your washing machine, and wash a load of dark clothes first.
If you encounter discolored water follow­ing hydrant flushing, run the cold water taps throughout your home (bathroom sinks and tubs, kitchen faucets, etc.) for 5 to 10 minutes or until water clears. This allows discolored water to work its way out of your household plumbing.
If, after hydrant flushing, your water pres­sure or volume seems low, clean faucet screens to remove silt and mineral sediment that could be obstructing water flow. 
For more information or if you experience water quality problems lasting more than four hours following hydrant flushing, contact the City of New Lisbon Water Department at 562-3794.  


Reminder for 2016 Elections:  You will need to bring a PHOTO ID to be able to vote.

New Lisbon Library will be having a few different New Building Addition Fundraiser events.  Contact the library at 562-3213 or check out their Facebook page for more information.  

New Lisbon Lions Club will be having a Fish Boil on Saturday, May 14th from 5 pm until gone.  Contact the Lions Club for more information.  



New Lisbon Senior Dining Center at the New Lisbon Fire Department.  - Fellowship, Food and Fun for seniors age 60 and over.  For more information, please contact the Center at 608-562-6592 or ADRC at 608-847-9371. 


The New Lisbon Methodist Church will be hosting a Monthly Community Supper at the New Lisbon American Legion Hall.  This will be held the last Tuesday of each month from 4:30 p.m.. to 6:00 p.m..  There is no charge for the meal and everyone is encourage to attend - regardless of age, address or handicap.  For more information on becoming a volunteer, to make a monetary donation or to become a sponsor, please call Janiece Zablotski at 847-3005. 
 


 

 

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