Arkansas City is in the midst of its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding all across central Arkansas City this week. The Environmental Services Division will begin flushing Sections 4 and 5 — which contain a total of 234 fire hydrants along and south of Kansas Avenue, east and west to the City limits, and south to Fifth Avenue, excluding the North Summit Street corridor — at 8 a.m. Friday. Flushing will continue in Sections 4 and 5 for several days. All flushing will be conducted between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays only. Water customers 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) 441-4480 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, you should leave the items wet, and call the Public Works Department. A detergent specially designed to remove the stains will be delivered to you.

Source: VNC News