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Fire hydrants to be flushed this weekend

Published: Thursday, May 2, 2013 11:52 a.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, May 2, 2013 12:07 p.m. CST

Fire hydrants will be flushed from 10 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday north of First Avenue and Bittersweet Subdivision and from 10 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday for all customers south of First Avenue.

Hydrants are flushed several times a year to clear the water mains of internal corrosion and residue that build up naturally in water mains. While no interruptions in water service will occur, Newton WaterWorks advises customers may experience some drop in pressure or some discoloration in water. The discoloration clears up after running the cold water tap for a few minutes. Do nor run hot water or do laundry until the cold water side is cleared up.

Only hydrants that provide the greatest water flow and those that are on dead ends are opened and flushed. Customers in Newton, Lambs Grove and surrounding areas who have questions may call (641) 792-2003, (641) 792-1460 or (641) 792-7351.

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