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Posted on: May 26, 2015

[ARCHIVED] East Lansing’s Annual Flushing of Water Mains to Begin Monday, June 1

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The City of East Lansing’s annual flushing of water mains will begin Monday, June 1. The flushing will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. each weekday for approximately three weeks.

The spring 2015 flushing program will take place primarily in the area west of Abbot Road and north of Wolf Court, Gainsborough Drive and Bessemaur Drive within East Lansing’s city limits. View Map (PDF). Remaining areas of East Lansing will be included in future flushing activities.

Inclement weather or other unusual conditions may alter the project schedule. Any changes will be posted on the City’s website.

During the program, residents within or adjacent to the project area may experience cloudy or rusty colored water. Although the discolored water is safe and does not pose a health concern, residents are encouraged to check their water prior to doing laundry or other home projects in which discolored water could present a problem. Should residents experience discolored water; they are advised to run cold water through a non-aerated faucet, such as a bathtub or outdoor water spigot, for five to ten minutes until the water becomes clear. Residents are encouraged to visit www.cityofeastlansing.com/watermainflushing for additional information.

Residents can contact the East Lansing Department of Public Works at (517) 337-9459 with questions.

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