People living in Jackson will want to keep a close eye on their water next week.
The city begins its semi-annual fall hydrant flushing program on Monday, September 23. The flushing is necessary to remove iron and other sediment from the water mains. This sediment does not affect water quality, but can cause water to become discolored. The water is safe to drink and discoloration often disappears within a short time
Crews will begin on the city's southwest side and wrap up on the northeast side three weeks later. Flushing will take place from Monday through Friday, 7:30am until 3pm.
Drivers are urged to slow down where flushing is taking place and to exercise caution. Residents are also advised not to wash clothing while lines are being flushed in or around their neighborhoods.