Negaunee to flush water system

MARQUETTE — The Negaunee Department of Public Works will begin flushing its water system on Monday.

The process, expected to take up to four weeks, will start south of U.S. 41 and progress north, according to a release issued by the city.

“When flushing occurs in your neighborhood, the accumulated sediment in the water mains will be stirred up and much of the sediment will be flushed out of the system,” the release states. “However, 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.” Water customers should avoid washing laundry during the period hydrants are flushed in their neighborhood, the release states. Water service should not be interrupted and no boil advisories are required as a result of this process.

Residents are asked to contact the DPW at 906-475-9991 with any questions or concerns.