Hydrant Flushing to Take Place in Knox on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

The City of Knox Water Department will be flushing hydrants next week.

Mayor Dennis Estok recently shared that crews will be performing the task on Monday, April 15th, Tuesday, April 16th and Thursday, April 18th.

During this time, motorists are asked to avoid areas where they see crews working. Mayor Estok mentioned that the process may result in some temporary discoloration.

He explained, “When they start flushing, you will get iron in your water sometimes because it stirs it out so if something happens and you get a little color, that’s what it is.”

In a past press release about the procedure, city officials noted that while the water will still be safe to consume and use, the color can be cleared up by running cold water from a bathtub or an outside faucet.