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Hydrant flushing in Negaunee set

MARQUETTE — The city of Negaunee will begin flushing its water system this month.

The Negaunee Department of Public works will begin flushing hydrants on the south end of town on Sept. 28 and progress north of U.S. 41, a city release states.

Water service will not be interrupted and no boil advisories are required as a result of this process.

Flushing will generally occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. and will take up to four weeks to flush the entire system.

According to the release, when flushing occurs, “the accumulated sediment in the water mains will be stirred up and much of the sediment will be flushed out of the system.”

The remaining sediment could cause discolored water for residents immediately after the DPW flushes the system.

“It is recommended that you give it a few hours to clear up and then run your cold water faucet for a few minutes to ensure the sediment is cleared,” the release states. “The city recommends water customers avoid washing laundry during the period hydrants are flushed in their neighborhood.”

City water customers can call the DPW at 906-475-9991 with any questions.

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