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Hydrant Flushing


The City is performing maintenance on the water distribution system by flushing hydrants at Lake Petersburg. This may result in sediment being disturbed within the water mains.  Although this sediment is common and expected in any system, we are now required by State Statute to notify customers that this sediment may contain lead even though our water system contains no known lead conduits. However the plumbing contained within your home may contain some components which could contain lead. We suggest running your water for a few minutes to flush out any sediment or lead after periods of non use, such as first thing in the morning. Also use cold water for drinking, cooking and making baby formula. Removing and cleaning your faucet aerators is also recommended.