WHITEWATER — The City of Whitewater’s water utility will begin its semi-annual water main and hydrant flushing program on Monday, Sept. 27, through Friday, Oct. 1.

Flushing of water mains is necessary in order to continue to deliver clean, safe water to local citizens. If there are more repairs than expected throughout the week, crews might have to continue flushing into the following week.

Flushing of water mains and hydrants can cause some discoloration of water. Caution should be exercised in washing of white clothing.

Discoloration of water due to flushing will stain white clothing. The utility notifies the public in all local media outlets; therefore, it cannot be responsible for stained clothing.

If discoloration is detected, run the cold water faucet until the discoloration clears. While crews still are flushing in an area, the water might take a while to clear. Residents might want to wait until crews have left the area and the water settles before running their water tap.

If reduced pressure is experienced after flushing, persons might have to clean the aerators on their house faucets.

For additional questions or concerns, contact the water utility at (262) 473-0560. For other requests, visit https://www.whitewater-wi.gov/RequestTracker.aspx.

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