The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding all across southeast Arkansas City starting today. The Environmental Services Department will begin flushing Section 2, which contains a total of 101 fire hydrants along and south of Washington Avenue, south to Lincoln Avenue and the south City limits, and east of A Street, including Sleeth Addition.
Flushing will continue in Section 2 through at least July 8. All flushing will be conducted between 8 and 3 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) 441-4480 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. If laundry does become stained, leave the items wet, call The Environmental Services Department and a detergent designed to remove the stains will be delivered to your address.