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Hydrant Flushing Week Scheduled

Meskwaki Public Works will be doing Hydrant Flushing the week of April 29th through May 3rd.

Hydrant flushing is done twice a year to enhance water quality.

During hydrant flushing there may be a temporary drop in water pressure. Water may be rusty or cloudy – discolored water is not harmful and will clear up in a few hours. Do not wash white laundry during this period (wait until cold and hot water are running clear before laundering whites).

Some information on what to do after the hydrant flushing – if tap water is used during flushing it could come out full of sediment that causes discoloration. If you encounter discoloration run cold water for a few minutes allowing new water to work its way into your pipes. If the water is clear, its OK to use. If not, wait for a few minutes and check again. This discoloration only affects the appearance of the water; it does not affect the taste or water quality. If pressure or volume seems low, check your faucet screens for trapped particles.

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