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Fire hydrant flushing planned

The Mitchell Fire Department began annual fire hydrant flushing throughout the city on May 16.

Hydrant flushing is an important part of ongoing hydrant maintenance and ensures proper operation of a fire hydrant in time of need.

City residents may notice a light to dark red tinge to their water after fire crews have been in the neighborhood flushing hydrants. This is normal and can be cleared by simply letting the water faucet run for a short time until the water clears.

For information contact Assistant Fire Chief Paul Morris at 995-8400.

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