Annual hydrant flushing program to continue in Sections 11, 12
71 hydrants to be affected north of Radio Lane, Highland; west of 15th Street
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (July 27, 2018) — The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding across north Arkansas City starting next week.
The Environmental Services Division will begin flushing Sections 11 and 12 — which contain a total of 71 fire hydrants along and north of West Radio Lane and west of 15th Street, to the City limits, as well as north and west of Highland Drive, extending east to the BNSF Railroad.
The only area to be excluded is the Highland Drive neighborhood north of East Radio Lane and east of Summit Street, which is part of Section 8. This area already had been flushed earlier this summer.
Flushing will continue in Sections 11 and 12 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.