Hydrant Flushing

The city will be flushing hydrants the week of April 23rd.  Hydrant flushing  is the quick release of water from fire hydrants.  It is a controlled procedure that is vital to the general maintenance of the city’s water distribution system.  It ensures adequate water flow to available to fire fighters, residents and businesses.  It also helps maintain the city’s water clarity and quality by clearing iron and mineral deposits from the water mains. Sometimes hydrant flushing can make the water temporarily appear rust-colored.  The water is safe to use and consume during hydrant flushing, however it may stain laundry.

Huxley Tree Board Offers Young Tree Pruning Training for Community Members

Join the Huxley Tree Board on Saturday, April 21st at Centennial Park at 9am for a FREE lesson on pruning young trees.  The Huxley Tree Board  has been trained by the Iowa DNR on tree pruning and would like to teach others and answer any questions.

The training will take place on the west side of Centennial Park, with an emphasis on pruning the Pecan Trees that line the gravel entrance.  If you have tree pruners please bring them, we will also have some on hand.  If you have any questions please contact Travis Bakken at tbakken@huxleyiowa.org


Public Input Sought for Story County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Would you like the opportunity to provide your thoughts to your community’s disaster and emergency mitigation plan?  Story County communities, school districts, and Iowa State University have begun the review and revision of the Story County plan and would like the public’s input.  Please take a few minutes and follow this link to the Story County Hazard Mitigation Public Survey and share your thoughts and suggestions.

If you would like more information on the hazard mitigation planning process please contact Story County Emergency Management at 515-382-7315.


Call Before Digging

The City of Huxley wants all resident to be safe. There are dangers lurking underground! Remember to call Iowa One Call at 811 before you dig. Iowa One Call will arrange to have your yard marked free of charge. Flags or paint correspond with specific underground services. Below is the key:

  • Red – Electric
  • Yellow – Gas, oil, steam
  • Orange – Communication, CATV
  • Blue – Water
  • Green – Sewer
  • Pink – Temporary survey markings
  • White – Proposed excavation