The city will be flushing hydrants the week of April 23rd. Hydrant flushing is the quick release of water from fire hydrants. It is a controlled procedure that is vital to the general maintenance of the city’s water distribution system. It ensures adequate water flow to available to fire fighters, residents and businesses. It also helps maintain the city’s water clarity and quality by clearing iron and mineral deposits from the water mains. Sometimes hydrant flushing can make the water temporarily appear rust-colored. The water is safe to use and consume during hydrant flushing, however it may stain laundry.