Flint to Continue Flushing Fire Hydrants; Warn of Possible Discoloration
The City of Flint says the Water Service Center will continue to perform fire hydrant flushing this fall as part of the department's overall system maintenance plan. In a news release, the city says the hydrant flushing currently taking place is in preparation for the winter season and is part of the city's effort to provide high quality water to its residents and businesses.
The city says the flushing will continue throughout the city and will have no effect on water usage. However, the city warns that residents may see discoloration in their water. Running cold water from a faucet nearest the water meter for a few minutes will clear the line.
Residents in the areas (see map below) where flushing is taking place should expect to see activity by city crews and signs marking the areas where work is taking place. Utilities Administrator Daugherty Johnson said "if you see a hydrant with a barricade on it, we are aware that it's running and it is part of the normal safe operation."
Residents with questions or concerns about the hydrant flushing in their area can call the Water Service Center at (810) 766-7202.