Annual hydrant flushing program will continue in Sections 7, 8
Ninety hydrants to be affected north of Kansas Avenue, south of Radio Lane
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (July 9, 2018) — The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding across north-central Arkansas City starting this week.
The Environmental Services Division will begin flushing Sections 7 and 8 — which contain a total of 90 fire hydrants along and north of Kansas Avenue, east to the BNSF Railroad, west to 15th Street, north to Radio Lane and northeast to Highland Drive, excluding the North Summit Street corridor.
The only area to be excluded is Section 9, which encompasses the North Summit Street corridor from Kansas Avenue to Edgemont Drive, between A and First streets.
Flushing will continue in Sections 7 and 8 for several days. All flushing will be conducted between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays only.
Water customers in this area might experience temporary discoloration or low water pressure during this fire hydrant flushing program.
Most discoloration can be corrected by flushing a faucet for a few minutes, but if flushing does not correct the problem or if you continue to notice a pressure loss, call (620) 441-4480 or (620) 441-4492.
The Public Works Department advises that you do not wash laundry if your water is discolored because that can stain the items.
If laundry does become stained, please leave the items wet, call one of the numbers above and a detergent designed to remove the stains will be delivered to your address.
“Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this annual fire hydrant flushing program,” said Public Works Director Mike Crandall.