Annual hydrant flushing program set to move to Sections 7, 8
90 hydrants north of Kansas Avenue, south of Radio Lane or Highland Drive
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (July 24, 2020) — The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding all across north Arkansas City starting next week.
The Environmental Services Department will begin flushing Section 7, which contains a total of 51 fire hydrants in a rectangular area bounded by North First Street to the east, West Radio Lane to the north, West Kansas Avenue to the south and North 15th Street to the west.
The Environmental Services Department also will begin flushing Section 8, which contains a total of 39 fire hydrants along and north of East Kansas Avenue, north to Highland Drive, and east of A Street.
Flushing will continue in Sections 7 and 8 through at least July 31. 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.