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Hydrant flushing this week

From today until Friday,  the Public Works Department will be flushing hydrants at the following places:

  • From Lafayette Blvd to Blue-Gray Parkway
  • From Sophia Street to Clarke Street
  • On Cowan Boulevard from the I-95 overpass to Route 1 to include The Preserve At Smith Run, Hills of Snowden, the Hospital complex, the Police Department, Hugh Mercer School, Keeneland Road

The work will be done between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Customers in the work zone may experience low water pressure, discolored water and/or temporary water disruptions while the work is being done. Water will be fully restored by 5 p.m.

For 24 to 28 hours after the work is complete, water customers should expect their water to be cloudy. The water is still safe for drinking. If your water is cloudy you should:

  • Postpone doing laundry until the water has cleared
  • Allow cold water faucets to run for several minutes to allow water in service lines to clear