The City of Arkansas City is resuming its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding all across southwest Arkansas City starting this week. The Environmental Services Department on May 18th will begin flushing Section 1, which contains a total of 80 fire hydrants along and south of Washington Avenue, south to Lincoln Avenue and west of First Street, including the Veterans Memorial Lake area. Flushing will continue in Section 1 through at least May 25. All flushing will be conducted between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays only.