Annual hydrant flushing program set to move to Sections 2, 3
118 hydrants will be affected south of Washington Avenue, east of 1st Street
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (June 17, 2019) — The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding all across southeast Arkansas City starting this week.
The Environmental Services Division will begin flushing Section 2, which contains a total of 101 fire hydrants along and south of Washington Avenue, south to Lincoln Avenue and the south City limits, and east of A Street, including Sleeth Addition.
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 2 and 3 through at least June 24. All flushing will be conducted between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays only.
Water customers in these areas 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 Public Works 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 Public Works Director Mike Crandall.