City Wide Flushing Program to Begin in Bridgeton

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BRIDGETON – The City of Bridgeton will begin a three to four-week fire hydrant flushing program on Monday, October 26th.
“The main purpose of this program is to make sure the city’s fire hydrants are operating properly, through periodic inspections, flow testing and preventative maintenance. Additionally, a pro-active hydrant flushing program is the key to lessening water quality problems by removing iron and manganese mineral deposits from the water line” said Water Superintendent Keith Lamb.
According to the press release, the flushing may bring temporary inconveniences to residents such as lower water pressure and discoloration of tap water.
“Discolored water poses no threat to the public’s health, but it may stain laundry and if consumed, may have an unpleasant taste. Residents should be certain that all discolored water is out of their home’s plumbing and hot water heater prior to washing clothes or drinking it,” Lamb said.
Residents who notice water discoloration should flush their system by running cold water from the bathtub for approximately five minutes and/or flush the toilet several times. If discoloration persists then the City of Bridgeton Water Department can be reached at 856.455.7257. The Water Department is also offering a commercial fabric rust removal detergent to any residents who do experience discoloration in clothing due to the flushing operations. Residents can obtain the detergent at 2 South Industrial Boulevard.
For more information about the City of Bridgeton Water Department, visit their website at http://www.cityofbridgeton.com/watersewerdept.php.

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