City hydrant flushing planned through Nov. 24

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MENDOTA – The city of Mendota Water Department will conduct its annual fire hydrant flushing activities Nov. 8-24. The work will be performed between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Mendota Water Department wishes to remind everyone that red or rusty colored water can occur even when flushing activities are not in your immediate area. Residents are encouraged to check their water prior to routine household activities such as laundry. If laundry staining does occur, do not dry the affected clothing as this will “set” the stain. Clothing should be kept wet until laundry aids that can remove the staining are applied.

Fire hydrant flushing is an important part of the Mendota Water Department’s maintenance program of the water distribution system. The most important aspect of this program is the assurance of properly operating fire hydrants in the event of an emergency. Unfortunately, during this necessary maintenance procedure, discolored water can occur. The Water Department appreciates your patience and apologizes for an inconvenience that may result from flushing activities.

Any questions regarding this program should be directed to the Water Department by calling 815-539-6307.