Hammond’s hydrant flushing starts Tuesday; it lasts weeks

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August 31, 2014 – Times Staff

Hammond begins a hydrant flushing program on Tuesday.

It starts on the north side of the city and heads south over four to six weeks.

The Hammond Water Works Department said some residents may experience water discoloration during the flushing. If that happens, run cold water for a few minutes and the problem should disappear.

The water will be safe to drink during the flushing, the department said.