MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Members of the Mount Vernon Board of Water Supply have warned homeowners that they will be performing yearly fire hydrant flushing, which may temporarily lead to discolored water.
The board will be flushing hydrants and performing flow tests throughout the city until Friday, which may lead to the discolored water. The flushing rids the water mains of accumulated rust and sediment.
Most flushing will be performed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day until Friday afternoon, though there will be some nighttime and early morning flushing to minimize the impact in densely populated areas.
The discolored water presents no health hazard to residents, but it is recommended that one check the water before using it for things such as cooking, drinking or washing clothes.
Renters are reminded that it is the landlord’s responsibility to inform tenants of this annual procedure to improve the quality of water for customers throughout the city.
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