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Posted on Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 1:36 p.m.

Dexter to begin fire hydrant flushing Monday throughout the village

By Lisa Allmendinger

Beginning Monday, Dexter utility crews will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the village, and the work is expected to take about one week.

As crews flush hydrants in the neighborhoods there may be some discoloration of the water, according to information from the village.

Residents who experience “rust colored” water should simply run the cold water tap for a few minutes to clear the household pipes. The rust coloring is caused by a natural build up of minerals in the water system, village information states, as some natural mineral deposits are stirred up in the water pipes when fire hydrants are first turned on.

Try to avoid washing white clothes during this time.

For questions, contact the village utility department at 734-426-4572 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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zip the cat

Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 5:39 p.m.

A week to flush all the hydrants. Does that amount of time include all the brakes the DPW people take hideing behind the bakery with the motor running wasteing taxpayers gas. Or stopping at mugg/bopps to buy all the lottery tickets . Cut out all the employee waste and maybe,just maybe 2 days max