Thursday, November 5, 2020

Fire hydrants to be flushed and winterized

Plymouth residents may experience some intermittent low water pressure for the next week or so as city workers continue to flush and winterize lower all fire hydrants.

The work began Oct. 12 and will continue into the middle of November, according to officials. The Plymouth Department of Municipal Services crews will be flushing and winterizing all fire hydrants throughout the city over the next few weeks.

Officials cautioned that it is possible residents in some areas may experience lower water pressure and/or discolored water for a brief time. If either of these circumstances occurs, officials advise running cold water for several minutes to flush out the residential plumbing. Discoloration that may occur is due to natural minerals in the water being stirred up in the hydrant flushing process, they said.

Officials said that tap water will remain safe to drink at all times throughout this annual maintenance. More information is available from the Plymouth Municipal Services Department, (734) 453-7737 or