Madison
43° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

Madison crews to flush water mains

Published On: Apr 30 2013 07:09:16 PM CDT
MADISON, Wis. -

Madison residents who notice discolored water running from their taps need not worry – crews are flushing water mains across the city this week.

According to a city statement, Madison Water Utility is performing unidirectional flushing to clean out minerals from water mains. The operation takes about 30 minutes on average and involves opening and closing valves in each section of the main, which can cause residents to notice discolored water, lower water pressure or a brief pause in service.

Officials are reminding residents that if they notice a dark tint to their water, they should turn on their cold-water tap located nearest to the water meter for a few minutes until the water begins to run clear.

Residents can check when crews will be checking water mains near their homes at http://www.cityofmadison.com/water/programs/waterFlushing.cfm.

Advertisement
  • Ferguson protests

    Lucas Jackson/Reuters

    Teen's shooting death sparks protests in Ferguson

    The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to step down as part of the effort by city officials to reform the Police Department, mostly stemming from criticism of the department's handling of Michael Brown's shooting death in August. Take a look at images of the protests surrounding Brown's death.

  • Robert De Niro, thumbs up

    Mohamad Dabbouss/Reuters

    Celebrity New Yorkers

    Taylor Swift was recently named New York's first Global Welcome Ambassador for its "Welcome To New York" campaign, a decision that has been met with much controversy, especially from New Yorkers. Take a look at these famous New Yorkers.

  • Tim Cook at Apple event

    Robert Galbraith/Reuters

    Celebrities who are out and proud

    Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, announcing that he is gay in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek. See some of the other celebrities who are openly gay -- and proud of it.

  • jack-o-lantern Halloween pumpkin

    Juliet James/SXC

    Halloween

    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

  • Politician, politics, debate, election

    iStock / bns124

    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

  • Ebola virus pink

    CDC

    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.

Advertisement