Columbus City Utilities will be flushing hydrants Sept. 11 to 14 and wants residents to understand how this may affect them.

Flushing removes iron and manganese sedimentation from water mains. The sediment causes discoloration of clothing and other articles if agitated. Customers may experience some discoloration of their water during flushing, and the city recommends refraining from doing laundry the evening of the flushing as well as the next morning.

Flushing will begin at 4 p.m. on the following schedule:

Sept. 11: Area west of Haw Creek to the East Fork White River and south of National Road to Water Street.

Sept. 12: Area east of Haw Creek to U.S. 31 and all portions of the city west of the East Fork White River and Flatrock River, which includes Woodside, Tipton Lakes and Brookside. Limited flushing will begin earlier in the afternoon in some areas.

Sept. 13: Area east of Haw Creek and north of National Road, which includes Everroad Park East, Flintwood and Hiker Trace.

Sept. 14: Area west of Haw Creek and north of National Road, which includes Forest Park, Everroad Park West and Park Forest.

For more information, call 812-372-8861.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.