Huntingburg’s “Spring” Hydrant Flushing Begins Today

Huntingburg,_IndianaHUNTINGBURG (NNDC) – The City of Huntingburg’s Water Department will begin the city’s “Spring” hydrant flushing today.

The flushing cycle will be south of 6th Street and west of Main Street beginning today and continuing through Friday, April 3; north of 6th Street and east of Main Street from Monday, April 6 to Friday, April 10; south of 6th Street and east of Main Street from Monday, April 13 to Friday, April 17 and north of 6th Street and west of Main Street from Monday, April 20 to Friday April 24. Flushing outlying areas west of the City may continue into May.

Flushing is performed primarily to improve water quality and is a necessary preventive maintenance activity for proper waterline function. Although it may appear to waste water, flushing improves pressures and flow rates needed for fire protection, aids in maintaining proper valve and hydrant operation and helps to provide better overall water service to our customers.

City officials say the water will remain safe to drink; however, special care and attention is recommended, especially before doing laundry.  Customers are advised to run cold water through their taps for five to seven minutes to clear any discoloration in the water that may adversely affect laundry items.  The City of Huntingburg is not responsible for the cleaning and/or replacement of those items.

Flushing times will typically be Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Locations and times may vary from day to day.

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