City’s fall hydrant flushing Sept. 14-28

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From Monday, Sept. 14 to Monday, Sept. 28, Rome’s Water and Sewer Department will be flushing hydrants as part of a routine maintenance program.

“Hydrant flushing is necessary to ensure that the hydrants are functioning properly, allow the department to complete any needed maintenance, and identify any problems before the fire department would need to use them,” reads a statement from the city.

Neighborhoods where hydrant flushing will happen include Coleman Mills Road, Evans Road, Route 233, Bartlett Road, Camelot Village, Butts Road, Rome Oriskany Road. (Rt. 69), Lamphear Road, Lower Lawrence Street, and the state prison. Areas surrounding the streets may also be impacted during the work. 

“Residents may experience low water pressure, dirty water, or discolored water. When we are flushing in a neighborhood, we tell the residents that they should refrain from doing laundry, and if they experience dirty water, to run an outside faucet or a faucet without an aerator with cold water only until it clears.” said Deputy Commissioner of Public Works Tony Nash, in a statement.

In the event problems persist, residents can call 315-339-7772 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. or 315-339-7777 after 4 p.m.

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