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Hydrant Pressure and Flow Testing May 8
Customers may notice decreased water pressure or water discoloration due to testing
On Tuesday, May 8, between 7 am and 5 pm, MPS customers may notice periods of decreased water pressure or discoloration of their water due to the hydrant pressure and flow testing being performed by MPS. Water discoloration results from temporary disturbances in the water distribution system due to a rapid increase in velocity of water in the pipes when flow testing fire hydrants. These short-term disturbances can stir up naturally-occurring minerals and sediment that have settled over time within the watermains.
Customers should refrain from laundering clothes or using hot water during testing times. If your water does become discolored or cloudy, customers should run cold water from one or more faucets for approximately five minutes, or until the water appears clear.
If you have any questions regarding MPS’ Hydrant Pressure and Flow Testing Program, you may contact MPS Water Plant Supervisor Marc Pritchard at 218.477.8072 or at email@example.com, or MPS Water Field Technician Jake Long at 218.477.8073 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.