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City to begin flushing hydrants

The Smithville Water Department began flushing the city’s fire hydrants as part of routine maintenance yesterday.
According to city officials, the program is an integral part of on-going efforts to deliver the safest and highest quality water possible to residents.
The hydrants must be flushed routinely to insure the cleanliness of the water distribution system’s piping.
The flushing process washes sediment from the main lines, helps maintain chlorine residuals throughout the distribution system, and verifies the proper operation of hydrants, thereby improving the quality of water coming from your tap.
The Smithville Water Department staff will systematically open ...

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