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April 11-- The City of Vidalia Water Department in partnership with the Vidalia Fire Department will begin water main/hydrant-flushing on Monday night, May 6th, 2019.

Water main/hydrant flushing activities will be conducted in the evenings and early morning between 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, to minimize the impacts on our customers. This program is being undertaken to ensure customers continue to receive the highest quality water.

The flushing of the system should last approximately 8-10 weeks

During this time, customers may notice episodes of decreased water pressure or discoloration of their water. Water discoloration results from temporary disturbances of the normal water flow within our piping network. These short-term changes in flow can stir up naturally occurring minerals and sediment that settle within the water mains. The objective of the water main/hydrant flushing program is to remove these accumulated sediments from our pipes by flushing the water out of the fire hydrants.

If water discoloration occurs, customers should try to refrain from using hot water (for washing laundry, etc.) and run their cold-water faucets until the water appears clear.

We apologize for any inconvenience the flushing operations may cause. All questions regarding this issue should be directed to the City of Vidalia Water Department at (912) 537-4566.

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