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Putney water may turn rusty

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Water, Gas and Light customers in Putney may notice a rust colored tint to their water next week. 

Beginning Tuesday, WG&L will flush water mains. They do that by opening up fire hydrants for different periods of times.

It may cause discoloration of water, that's not considered a health hazard, but you can run your water for a few minutes to clear it up.

"They just turn on the fire hydrants and flush the water through the lines to make sure that there's no debris, there are no problems, there's not anything blocking the lines and again, it's just a normal part of doing business. It's just good business to make sure everything is in good working order. It's spring, we're doing spring cleaning," said Lorie Farkas, of Albany Water, Gas and Light.

Water main flushing should last for about four days in the Putney area. Other parts of the city will also be flushed out. The entire process should take about a year.

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