City's annual fire hydrant flushing begins next week

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ROCHESTER - The City of Rochester will be flushing fire hydrants beginning the week of May 12 and will run through June 6. The majority of flushing will be scheduled from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. and should be completed within four weeks.

Some daytime flushing will occur. Annual flushing is necessary to provide better water quality.
As a result of flushing, some slight discoloration may be noticed in your water. If discoloraton occurs it may clear up if you run your cold water tap for several minutes. Customers may also experience low water pressure while flushing is in progress. Customers are urged to check their water for these types of issues before bathing or doing laundry.
If residents have any questions or concerns, or if discoloration will not clear, please contact the Rochester Public Works Department during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 332-4096.

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