Wednesday, July 29, 2015

City flushing water lines next week

Marion water customers may experience discoloration from the tap or air in the line beginning early next week.

According to City Administrator Mark Bryant, municipal utility workers will start systematically flushing water lines Sunday and continue through next Thursday. The flushing of hydrants will take place in different areas across town after 9 p.m. during each of the five days.

A story in this week's issue of The Crittenden Press stated incorrect dates for the flushing.

The City of Marion periodically flushes its system to maintain the quality of water. Water main flushing can result in discolored water. These conditions are not harmful and should not last very long. Briefly running the cold water tap may help to clear discolored water.

“Just let it run, it should clear up,” Bryant added.