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Albany residents water may be impacted during hydrant flushing

Crews will be flushing hydrants on Thursday and it could impact your water. (Source: WALB) Crews will be flushing hydrants on Thursday and it could impact your water. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Residents in northwest Albany may notice some minor problems with their water on Thursday.

The city will begin flushing hydrants at 5 a.m. to remove minerals that collect in water mains.

Some customers in the Dawson Road and North Westover Boulevard area and from Stuart Avenue to Beattie Road could see a temporary drop in water pressure.

If your water is red or cloudy, you can simply shut the water off for several minutes and then turn on the cold water and let is run until it clears. Officials said that the these conditions do not affect the quality or safety of the water, just the appearance.

They also recommended that people avoid doing laundry during hydrant flushing because it could stain white clothes if the water isn't properly cleared first. And that residents should was a load of dark clothes first before washing a load of whites.

For more information contact Jim Stolze at the Albany Water Division at (229) 883-8330.

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