Briefly in Porter County
August 16, 2012 4:50PM
Tap water may appear discolored
North side residents may find their tap water discolored sometimes over the next eight weeks, beginning Monday, but it’s not a danger.
The Valparaiso City Utilities Department plans to resume its flushing program then for places north of Evans Avenue and Harrison Boulevard, according to a press release.
Crews will start north at the Flint Lake pumping station and go east to Hawthorne subdivision, then south down Silhavy Road to Glendale Boulevard, then work west.
The city will flush out pipes using different fire hydrants on different day between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. until about the second week of October.
Mark Geskey from the utilities department said they discontinued the program, which cleans out water mains to maintain water quality, because of the drought.
Residents that get discolored water should run cold water in a bathtub for five to 10 minutes.
If the discoloration continues, call Valparaiso City Utilities customer service center at 462-6174.