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.
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
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.