Martinsville to begin flushing fire hydrants Monday

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MARTINSVILLE (WSLS 10) - Starting Monday, Martinsville residents may notice some discoloration in their water.

The city will begin flushing fire hydrants to clean out any sediment that may have built up in the lines and to make sure the hydrants are working properly.

Not all hydrants will be flushed at once.

Hydrants will be flushed from 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, weather permitting, starting with those north of Jones Creek Road.

The process is expected to take nine weeks.

"We found that if you don't do it, if something goes wrong it really stirs up the line. So, it's always better to be proactive than reactive," said Martinsville Water Resource Director Andy Lash.

It is also recommended that you don't wash white clothes when the hydrants are being flushed in your area.

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