Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding all across east-central Arkansas City this week. The Environmental Services Department will begin flushing Section 5, which contains a total of 86 fire hydrants along and north of East Fifth Avenue, north to East Kansas Avenue, and east of A Street. Also on tap for flushing is Section 3, which contains 17 hydrants south of Madison Avenue, between A and First Streets — mainly along the South Summit Street corridor. Flushing will continue in Sections 3 and 5 through at least July 10. 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. 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 Environmental Services Department advises that you do not wash laundry if your water is discolored because that can stain the items permanently.