PRESS RELEASE: Water Valve Exercises Begin

City of Flint Water Department to Exercise Valves in Flushing and Dupont Area and Moving West

Flint, Michigan – May 5, 2015 – The City of Flint’s Utilities Department wants to inform residents that water valves in the area are being exercised today. This week’s work will begin in the area of Dupont and Flushing and move westward. Work in the area may result in residents experiencing diminished service or discolored water as sediment in the system is stirred. While the water is still safe to use, running the water from the tap for a few minutes should clear the line of any discoloration or odor. Service should return to normal once work is completed.

Exercising water main valves helps to determine their condition and functionality. The City of Flint’s Capital Improvement Plan calls for overall system maintenance measures to improve the water and sewer systems. Work to exercise valves throughout the city will be ongoing. The goal of this work is to improve circulation and overall water quality citywide. Anyone with questions about the water valve work or any other water issues should call 810-766-7202.

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