The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding in southwest Arkansas City starting next week.

The Environmental Services Division will begin flushing Section 1 — which includes all fire hydrants in the area of First Street and Washington Avenue, south to Lincoln Avenue Water Grows Our Futureand west to the city limits — at 8 a.m. May 23.

Flushing will continue in that area for several days. All flushing will be conducted between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays only.

Water customers in this area might experience temporary discoloration or low water pressure during this fire hydrant flushing program.

Most discoloration can be corrected by flushing a faucet for a few minutes, but if flushing does not correct the problem or if you continue to notice a pressure loss, call (620) 441-4420 or (620) 441-4492.

The Public Works Department advises that you do not wash laundry if your water is discolored because that can stain the items.

If laundry does become stained, please leave the items wet, call one of the numbers above and a detergent designed to remove the stains will be delivered to your address.

“Thank you for your cooperation during this fire hydrant flushing program,” said Public Works Director Eric Broce.

This information was provided by City of Arkansas City Public Information Officer and Special Projects Coordinator Andrew Lawson.

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