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East Lansing to start annual flushing of water mains Monday

Posted at 11:04 AM, May 14, 2018

East Lansing residents, don't worry if your tap water appears to be cloudy or rusty looking for the next couple of weeks.

The City of East Lansing's annual flushing of water mains will begin Monday morning. The flushing will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. each weekday for approximately two to 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.

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 also advised to avoid using hot water before checking the cold water to prevent discolored water from entering their hot water heater.