City to conduct water testing

The City of Auburn Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants to test the water distribution system for approximately three weeks.

  • Monday, June 2, 2008 6:52pm
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The City of Auburn Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants to test the water distribution system for approximately three weeks.

The testing, which began Tuesday, will provide the city with information needed to continue to provide safe and adequate water service for domestic and fire protection purposes.

Testing was to be conducted at Highland Drive Southeast and Nathan Avenue Southeast on Tuesday.

Tests are scheduled for the following locations and times:

• Dogwood Street SE and 13th Street SE, May 6, 9 a.m.

• B Street NW & 49th Street NW, May 6, 11 a.m.

• B Street NW & 20th Street NW, May 6, 1 p.m.

Testing should last approximately one hour at the scheduled times. The schedule is subject to change and any changes will be posted to the city’s web site at

Customers are advised to not use water during the test duration and to turn off ice makers and any other automatic water-using equipment or appliances.

During the tests, there might be a slight drop in water pressure and discolored water as mineral sediments are flushed from the system.

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