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The City of Arkansas City strives to provide a high quality of life for its citizens by furnishing a variety of efficient services in a professional, courteous manner.

Annual hydrant flushing effort proceeds June 26 to Sections 4, 5

234 hydrants affected between Fifth, Kansas avenues east of A, west of First

Water Grows Our Future logo (vertical)The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding all across central Arkansas City starting next week.

The Environmental Services Division will begin flushing Sections 4 and 5 — which contain a total of 234 fire hydrants between Fifth and Kansas avenues, along and west of First Street or along and east of A Street — at 8 a.m. June 26.

The only area to be excluded is Section 6, which encompasses the North Summit Street corridor from Jefferson to Kansas avenues, between A and First streets.

Flushing will continue in Sections 4 and 5 for several days. All flushing will be conducted between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays only.

Water customers in this area might experience temporary discoloration or low water pressure during this fire hydrant flushing program.

Most discoloration can be corrected by flushing a faucet for a few minutes, but if flushing does not correct the problem or if you continue to notice a pressure loss, call (620) 441-4480 or (620) 441-4492.

The Public Works Department advises that you do not wash laundry if your water is discolored because that can stain the items.

If laundry does become stained, please leave the items wet, call one of the numbers above and a detergent designed to remove the stains will be delivered to your address.

“Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this annual fire hydrant flushing program,” said Public Works Director Eric Broce.