Elkhart releases schedule for April 28 - May 15 watermain flushing

City of Elkhart

ELKHART, Ind. -- The City of Elkhart announced on Wednesday its schedule to begin spring watermain flush on Sunday, April 28, at 6 a.m. and will continue through 3 p.m., May 15.

"[The City of Elkhart Public Utilities] warns residents that on the day of flushing is scheduled for their area, residential drains should be plugged in flood prone areas," city officials said. "All residents can help by making sure inlets and catch basins near their homes are clear of debris."

Flushing will typically discolor the water, so it is advised not to do laundry during the process. when flushing is in progress. It is important to know when the area around you is scheduled for flushing as well, as some discoloration will occur in areas not on the schedule that particular day.

Officials say operations will begin daily at 6 a.m. and continue until dark in some areas. With this, the city is asking drivers to use extra caution when driving through flushing areas.

Water pressure will be reduced in certain areas as a result of the flushing, but this will only be temporary.

Flushing will not take place on Election Day, Tuesday, May 6.

Contact the City of Elkhart Public Works and Utilities at 574-293-2572 with any questions or visit the city's website

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