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The City of Arkansas City strives to provide a high quality of life for its citizens by furnishing a variety of efficient services in a professional, courteous manner.

Annual hydrant flushing program set to move on to Section 10

41 hydrants affected east of river in Crestwood, Summit Acres neighborhoods

Water Grows Our Future logo (vertical)ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (Aug. 5, 2019) The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding across eastern Arkansas City starting Aug. 6.

Fire Hydrant Flushing Sections MapThe Environmental Services Department will begin flushing Section 10, which contains a total of 41 fire hydrants, all east of the Walnut River, mainly in the Crestwood and Summit Acres neighborhoods.

Flushing will continue in Section 10 through at least Aug. 9. 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 Environmental Services 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 Environmental Services Superintendent Rod Philo.