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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Fall Water Main Flushing to Begin in East Lansing on Monday, Sept. 26

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing will begin its fall 2022 flushing of water mains on Monday, Sept. 26. The flushing will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. each weekday for approximately three weeks.

The flushing program will take place in the area west of Abbot Road and south of Wolf Court, Gainsborough Drive and Bessemaur Drive within East Lansing’s City limits. Remaining areas of the City 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 at https://www.cityofeastlansing.com/watermainflushing.

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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