Negaunee flushing water system

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee began its city-wide process of flushing water hydrants on Monday.

According to a press release from the city manager’s office, public works employees expect to flush hydrants across the city each day between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

It is expected to take up to four weeks to flush the entire system, the release states.

The project will begin at the west end of town along U.S. 41 to Teal Lake Avenue progressing north of U.S. 41, officials say. From there, crews will continue south of U.S. 41 with some deviations expected as they approach the water tank near Pioneer Avenue.

City officials are reminding residents that when flushing occurs in a neighborhood the accumulated sediment in the water mains will be stirred up and flushed out of the system, but due to limitations on the system some sediment will remain causing discolored water.

“If your water appears discolored it is recommended that you give it a few hours to clear up then run your cold water faucet for a few minutes to ensure the sediment is cleared,” the release states.

Officials recommend water customers avoid washing laundry during the period hydrants are flushed in their neighborhood. Water service should not be interrupted, officials say.

Residents are asked to call public works at 906-475-9991 with any questions or concerns.