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Elmira Water Board to soon start series of hyrdrant and water main flushing

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - The Elmira Water Board will start a series of water main and hydrant flushings beginning this week

Flushing will take place in Elmira's Downtown, east, west and north sections up to McCanns Boulevard this week.

Going into next week, any remaining hydrants and mains in the city will be flushed, including those in West Elmira, Elmira Heights and Horseheads.

High-pressure areas will be flushed during the week of April 30.

The board suggests to run your cold water tap during the flushing periods, to confirm the absence of discolored water. Any signs of discoloration should last at most an hour.

If water discoloration continues, you can report it to the Filtration Plant at (607) 732- 2277.

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