City water look a little funny? Don’t be alarmed

Press release from LaPorte Water Department

Fall water system flushing began Sunday night, Sept. 23. Flushing will continue Sunday through Thursday nights from approximately 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. It is done at night to minimize inconvenience to customers.  

Discolored or rusty water may occur in some areas during flushing. Running the cold water tap for several minutes is usually enough to clear it up. The water is safe to drink, but if you are doing laundry and the water enters your washer, do not dry the clothes. Washing the items again after the water clears normally takes care of the problem.

The objectives of this program are to maintain the high quality of water in the distribution system and to make sure that all fire hydrants are in working order. While flushing, all hydrants are lubricated and operated as well as assessed for maintenance or potential replacement.

We apologize for any inconvenience that water system flushing may cause but remind our customers that they ultimately benefit from system flushing through the maintenance of water quality and fire protection capability. Customers who have questions regarding water hydrant system flushing may call the Water Department at 219-326-9540. An operator is on duty 24 hours per day.

The first week of flushing will be predominantly on the north side in the areas around Pine Lake Avenue to the north and around the lakes and up to the Toll Road.

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