Annual hydrant flushing program set to move to Sections 3, 5
103 hydrants to be affected east of A Street, between 5th, Kansas avenues
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (July 6, 2020) — The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding all across east-central Arkansas City starting this week.
The Environmental Services Department will begin flushing Section 5, which contains a total of 86 fire hydrants along and north of East Fifth Avenue, north to East Kansas Avenue, and east of A Street.
Also on tap for flushing is Section 3, which contains 17 hydrants south of Madison Avenue, between A and First Streets — mainly along the South Summit Street corridor.
Flushing will continue in Sections 3 and 5 through at least July 10. 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.