Langley water system flush coming

Langley’s Public Works department will flush the water system Feb. 10 and 11.

It was originally scheduled for Feb. 5 and 6, but was delayed because of freezing temperatures earlier this week.

Fire hydrants will be opened, and the city encouraged people to stay away from the water and any open hydrants. Water pressure may drop a bit as the city flushes lines near residents’ homes. There may also be a temporary discoloration of the water, though a city notice states there will not be a health hazard from the water.

If the water is brown, flush the system by running cold water in a bath or an outdoor spigot until it runs clear. The notice also recommends draining the hot water tank if water is discolored. Also, check washing machines for any discolored water.

Call the city at 360-221-4246 with any questions.

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