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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Bay City Fire Hydrant Flushing Beginning Monday, May 9th

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MAY 2, 2022, BAY CITY, MICH: City of Bay City Water Distribution crews will be flushing fire hydrants within city limits beginning Monday, May 9, 2022 (weather permitting) until complete. Flushing will take place Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

During the flushing, residents may experience discolored water. Please be assured the water is safe to drink. To clear the discoloration, run the cold water tap for a few minutes, or wait a few hours to let the discolored water pass. 

Flushing will begin at the north city limits on Wilder Road then continue south to the city limits which is Hotchkiss on the west side and McGraw on the east side. With favorable weather, hydrant flushing will take 2-3 weeks to complete.

For questions regarding the hydrant flushing process please contact the Water Distribution Division at 989-894-8321. 

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