For Immediate Release
FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING SCHEDULE FOR APRIL 18-22
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 14, 2011 — The City of Ann Arbor Water Utilities Division will provide annual fire hydrant inspection and system maintenance procedures by flushing water through selected area hydrants over the next week. You may observe a fire hydrant with water coming out of the side opening within this area between these dates. The city will be working on hydrants in the following areas between Monday, April 18, through Friday, April 22, 2011:
Western Boundary is: Huron Parkway / Nixon Rd
Eastern Boundary is: US-23
Northern Boundary is: M-14
Southern Boundary is: Hubbard Rd
Western Boundary is: S State Street
Eastern Boundary is: S Huron Parkway
Northern Boundary is: Geddes Road
Southern Boundary is: East Stadium Boulevard
Why is it helpful to know when hydrant flushing is happening in your neighborhood? On occasion, the water in your home or businesses may have an orange or rusty appearance. The water is safe to use and drink, but it can cause stains to laundry if the discoloration is not first cleared from the lines. The iron sediment in the water main being disturbed by the hydrant flushing causes the discoloration. If this occurs, please run your COLD water for several minutes and flush your toilet to clear your lines. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the hydrant flushing process, the city is available to help you. Please call the City of Ann Arbor Field Services Unit at 794.6350 or visit www.a2gov.org/hydrantflushing.
Please call the City of Ann Arbor Field Services Unit at 794.6350 or visit www.a2gov.org/hydrantflushing and subscribe to e-mail updates of the hydrant flushing schedule through the free GovDelivery red envelope service.
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