Spring Cleaning for Local Areas

A little bit of spring cleaning for the Jackson Water Department. The city is flushing out iron, and other things that could be in the water. Around 8 a.m. hydrants will be opened for the annual spring fire hydrant flushing.

The flushing will start in the southwest part of the city Monday, and finish up in the northeast part of the city.

Residents are advised not to wash clothes when the hydrants are being flushed in their neighborhood. The flushing will be from 8 a.m until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for the next three weeks.

And because children are attracted to open hydrants, drivers are advised to slow down, if they see an open hydrant.

The city of East Lansing is also doing some flushing. The annual flushing of the water mains throughout the city began Monday morning at 4 a.m.

The flushing will continue daily from 4 a.m. until 12 p.m. for the next three weeks.