Fire hydrants in the McCormick Woods area are scheduled to be flushed for maintenance from Monday through Wednesday, according to the City of Port Orchard’s public works department. (File photo)

Fire hydrants in the McCormick Woods area are scheduled to be flushed for maintenance from Monday through Wednesday, according to the City of Port Orchard’s public works department. (File photo)

McCormick Woods is next to get hydrants flushed

Water system maintenance will take place Monday through Wednesday

PORT ORCHARD — Fire hydrants in McCormick Woods are next to be flushed as part of the City of Port Orchard’s periodic system maintenance.

Public works department crew members will flush the water system serving the McCormick Woods area from Monday, Oct. 28 to Wednesday, Oct. 30 as a means to prevent corrosion and eliminate naturally occurring sediment in the water mains, city officials said Tuesday. The annual inspection flushes this sediment from the water system.

Individual hydrants will be turned on to allow full flow through the system. People will notice water flowing along the street at times, officials said.

It is possible that customers will notice sediment in the water at house faucets during this week. If this occurs, residents are advised to turn off all inside faucets, then allow water to run from an outside hose bib or the cold water tap of the bathtub until the water runs clear again. Do not use the hot water tap to clear the water.

The water should only have to run a few minutes before it is clear again.

The city treasurer’s office will apply a small credit to the water bill at the request of the ratepayer, if necessary.

Questions during the process should be directed to the public works department at 360-876-4991.

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