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Hydrants to be flushed today, Saturday

Newton WaterWorks will flush hydrants north of First Avenue and Bittersweet Subdivision beginning at 10 p.m. today and continuing until 6 a.m. Saturday. Hydrants south of First Avenue will be flushed from 10 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday.

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.

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