- Longtime downtown Cape bartender Marcellus Jones remembered by friends (6/12/18)2
- Stormy Daniels to visit East Cape Girardeau (6/13/18)20
- Peter Kinder resigns federal agency post, concludes position unnecessary and waste of tax dollars (6/16/18)2
- Singer Neal Boyd dies after struggle with health issues (6/12/18)1
- Cape man charged with stabbing, killing dog for revenge (6/8/18)9
- Feeding deer in Bollinger, Cape and Perry counties prohibited soon to help curb spread of CWD (6/13/18)7
- Couple charged in beating death at Brick's (6/13/18)
- 'All Nite Skate' filming in Jackson this weekend (6/8/18)
- New Zaxby's restaurant open in Cape (6/13/18)3
- New urban dance studio opens on Broadway (6/15/18)2
Jackson officials give advice for water use as hydrants, water system flushed
Jackson city crews will be flushing the fire hydrant and water distribution system from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily until the program is complete, the city announced Tuesday.
Fire department crews flush water mains and hydrants once a year to remove mineral sediment that builds up in the pipes, a release stated — this helps improve water quality and maintain the valves and hydrants in the system.
The sediment is not toxic but could be harmful to appliances such as water softeners or washing machines, so the city suggests the following actions where crews are active:
* Refrain from washing laundry because the sediments can damage and discolor clothing, particularly whites. Stains could result.
* First, let water run from an outside faucet until it is clear. Then flush from all inside faucets after removing faucet screens, and flush toilets while water is running.
* Wait for the water to clear up before using it for drinking or cooking.