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Mt. Pleasant fire hydrant flushing could briefly affect water quality in April

Mt. Pleasant waterworks is warning of possible water discoloration in April (Source: Live 5) Mt. Pleasant waterworks is warning of possible water discoloration in April (Source: Live 5)
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

Every April, the Mount Pleasant fire department flushes the town's fire hydrants to make sure they're functioning correctly. 

Each hydrant must meet a certain flow capacity to meet standards and hydrants are cleared of sediment from water mains. When this happens, the water may become discolored for a period of time, according to Mount Pleasant Waterworks Communications Director Dionna Ebeling. 

The discoloration is harmless, but can create some aesthetic issues and residents should avoid washing clothes if they see discoloration, Ebeling said. 

To clear the discoloration, run the water at all faucets for 10-15 minutes. 

Below is the proposed schedule for flushing:

April 2-15

Sta. 2 – Long Point Road and accompanying subdivisions

Sta. 4 – Central Hwy 17, Town Center, North end of Rifle Range

Sta. 6 – North Hwy 17, Carolina Park, Charleston National

Sta. 7 – Bowman Rd, North end of Mathis Ferry, Johnnie Dodds

April 16-30

Sta. 1 – Old Village, South end of Rifle Range, Coleman Blvd.

Sta. 3 – South end of Johnnie Dodds, South end of Mathis Ferry, West Coleman

Sta. 5 – Hwy 41, Dunes West, Park West.

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