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Fire hydrants will be flushed beginning Friday, 10/17/14 from 10pm until 6am Sat. morning - North of 1st Ave & the Bittersweet subdivision. Fire hydrants will be flushed beginning Saturday, 10/18/14 from 10pm until 6am Sun. morning - for all customers South of 1st Avenue.
Hydrants are flushed several times a year to clear the water mains of internal corrosion and residue which naturally builds up in water mains. While no interruption in water service will occur as a result of the work, the Newton WaterWorks advises customers may experience some drop in pressure or some discoloration of their water. The discoloration will clear up in a few minutes of the cold water tap is allowed to run. Do Not Run Hot Water or Do Laundry Until Cold Water Side Is Cleared Up.Some customers have questioned why all hydrants are not flushed. Only those that provide the greatest flow and those that are on dead ends are opened. Should customers of Newton, Lambs Grove or Surrounding areas have questions or concerns, they may contact the waterworks at 792-2003, 792-1460 or 792-7351.