Monday, May 2, 2016

City of Marion flushing water lines

Some Marion water customers may have noticed discoloration from the tap or air in the line this week, but it’s routine according to City Administrator Mark Bryant.

Bryant said city utility workers will conclude the city's systematic flushing of water lines Thursday. Work will begin each after 9 p.m. and conclude in the early morning hours.

The City of Marion periodically flushes its hydrants 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.