Ironton to flush hydrants next week

Mar. 31—The City of Ironton will be flushing hydrants for six days, 8 a.m. — 4 p.m., beginning on Monday and continuing through Saturday.

The schedule will be as follows:

—Monday: Ninth Street to the hill side city limits and the south end city limits which will include the Ironton Hills shopping area, Yellow Branch/Deep Cut Road, and State Route 141 area.

—Tuesday: Seventh Street from Mill to Kemp streets, and Eighth Street to the hill side city limits, and from Heplar Street to the south end city limits.

—Wednesday: Seventh Street from Kemp to south end city limits; all of Sixth and Fifth streets from Elm to Mulberry streets.

—Thursday: Fourth Street South end to Storms Creek and Fifth Street from Mulberry to South end city limits.

—Friday: First, Second, and Third Streets to south city limits.

—Saturday: From Storms Creek to north end city limits.

Residents may notice a temporary discoloration of tap water and should avoid using water for laundry or drinking during that time.

Any discolored water has the potential of entering the home, including the hot water heater. It is highly recommended that the hot water heater be drained, per manufacturers recommendations, after the flushing process is complete.

Regular flushing of water heaters is recommended by all manufacturers and will minimize discolored water problems associated with hot water appliances.