Plant City Flushes Fire Hydrants
City officials said residents should limit or avoid using water during the times when crews are flushing in the area.
PLANT CITY – As part of its annual system maintenance, the Plant City Water Utilities Maintenance Division is scheduled to flush all fire hydrants throughout the city’s water distribution system beginning today (Oct. 28).
Hydrants are scheduled to be flushed from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today and from 7 p.m. to midnight Monday (Oct. 30) through Thursday (Nov. 2). This is part of the city’s ongoing efforts to maintain the infrastructure, and protect and enhance the quality and safety of Plant City drinking water.
The flushing of the pipes will dislodge and remove mineral deposits, sediments and biological deposits that accumulate in the water mains. Flushing can help restore flow and pressures in the water distribution system.
While the hydrants are being flushed, the homes in that area may experience discolored water or a drop in pressure. Residents should limit or avoid using water during the times when crews are flushing the area. Officials said not to be alarmed if a reddish, yellow or brown tint to the water appears in water coming from the faucet.
Residents should not use the water or do laundry for about two to give the sediment time to settle. After the two hours have passed, residents should run a cold faucet for about five minutes to make sure the water is clear. If the water isn’t clear, wait one more hour, run the cold water faucet for five minutes to clear. If it does not clear at that point, call the Utilities Operations Division at (813) 757-9191.
For information about Plant City, go to plantcitygov.com.
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