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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 resume in Section 1

80 hydrants will be affected south of Washington Avenue, west of 1st Street

Water Grows Our Future logo (vertical)ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (June 12, 2020) The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding all across southwest Arkansas City starting next week.

Fire Hydrant Flushing Sections MapThe Environmental Services Department will begin flushing Section 1, which contains a total of 80 fire hydrants along and south of Washington Avenue, south to Lincoln Avenue and west of First Street, including the Veterans Memorial Lake area.

Flushing will continue in Section 1 through at least June 19. 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 permanently.

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.