The Fort Gratiot Department of Public Works (DPW) staff will be flushing fire hydrants through December. The goal of flushing the hydrants is to remove the accumulated sediments that may be in the system, and the township wants residents to know that they may notice a slight decrease in water pressure or discoloration of the water. The discoloration is a result of disturbances of the normal water flow with the township’s pipe system. The short-term change in flow may stir up naturally occuring minerals and sediment that settle within the water main. The township says that if the water discoloration occurs, residents should try to refrain from using hot water and run cold water faucets until the water appears clear again. Questions can be directed to the Fort Gratiot Township DPW.
Reporting for WGRT – EBWtv.