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WaterWorks to flush hydrants in Newton

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 11:53 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 11:54 a.m. CDT

Fire hydrants will be flushed beginning Friday beginning Friday from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Saturday north of First Avenue and Bittersweet Subdivision.

Hydrants will be flushed beginning at 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 builds up naturally in water mains.

While no interruptions in water service will occur as a result of the work, Newton WaterWorks advises customers may experience some drop in pressure or some discoloration of their water. The discoloration will clear up in a few minutes if the cold water tap is allowed to run. Do not run hot water or do laundry until the cold water side is cleared up.

Only hydrants that provide the greatest flow and those that are on dead end streets are opened. Customers who have questions or concerns may call (641) 792-2003, (641) 792-1460 or (641) 792-7351.