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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Fall fire hydrant flushing happening Sept. 17-Oct. 2

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HYDRANT FLUSHING ALERT: The City of Jackson Water Department is starting its fall fire hydrant flushing efforts on Monday Sept. 17. 

Flushing will start in the southwest section of the city and finish in the northeast section three weeks later. Flushing will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon-Fri. 

The flushing is necessary to wash iron and other sediment out of the water mains. This sediment does not affect water quality, but can cause water to become discolored. The water is safe to drink and discoloration often disappears within a short time. Residents are advised not to wash clothing while lines are being flushed in or around their neighborhoods. It is also advisable to check the color of the water before doing laundry. You may also experience lower water pressure or possibly no water if flushing is happening nearby. 

Click on this map to prepare for flushing in your area. If you would like further information, please call the Department of Public Works-Water at 517-788-4170. 




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