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Hydrant Flushing Turns Color of West Fargo Water

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People in West Fargo may be wondering why their water is discolored this week, many times turning a yellowish-gold color.  The city of West Fargo says it is because of routine hydrant flushing.

The City of West Fargo flushes the hydrants a couple of times each year to keep the water working at its optimum level. When the lines are being flushed, they city recommends that whites not be washed as the rust may cause the clothing to become stained. However, if this does happen, the Public Works Department or City Hall can provide free bottles of Rust-Co to the homeowner.

The city says the water is safe, but may from time-to-time look discolored or have sediment. This is caused when the lines are disturbed causing the rust from pipes and water sediment to mix into the water.

If you notice discoloration in your water, run cold water until it returns to its original state. The city employee who spoke with Valley News Live says she runs cold water in the bath tub for about 40 minutes to clear water lines in her home.

West Fargo will be flushing hydrants all week and asks that people be patient as the city completes this process.

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