Weather permitting; the City of Hutchinson Water Department will begin its annual fire hydrant flushing during the week of April 3, 2016. Flushing the entire city will take approximately three weeks.
During this time, residents may experience short periods of cloudy or rusty colored water along with possible short-term low water pressure. The discolored water is caused by rust that can sometime accumulate on the interior of water mains. There is no adverse health threat associated with the rusty water but homeowners are advised not to wash clothing until the water at their taps runs clear. The discolored water generally clears up within one to two hours.
If citizens have any questions or concerns, they may contact City of Hutchinson Public Works at (320) 234-4219 or the Water Treatment Plan at (320) 234-4222.