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Why does the water not run clear after hydrant flushing?

When a hydrant is opened, not all the trapped particles escape with the high-speed rush of system water, temporarily allowing fine sediment to drift into the residential and commercial supply. Any health hazard associated with discolored water, in our community, is miniscule. We suggest customers allow cold water to run for a few minutes in the kitchen and/or bathroom. If discoloration persists for more than 24 hours, however, please contact us.