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BWL to Perform Routine Water Main Flushing

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3/23/2017 1:55:00 PM

The Lansing Board of Water & Light is scheduled to flush water mains in the area of St. Joseph and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd from March 27 through April 7 between 8am and 3pm. 

The work will take place along Michigan Ave. to the north, W. St. Joseph St. to the south, Clare St. to the west and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to the east. About 850 BWL customers are in the area where the water main flushing will take place.  

Customers may experience fluctuations in water pressure and changes in water clarity during flushing. Water will clear and pressure will return to normal shortly after each day's flushing. Water, even if cloudy, is still safe to use. After the repair, customers should run a pencil sized stream of cold water from the kitchen sink for a few minutes to clear their lines.  

The BWL has 800 miles of water mains that it operates and maintains. Water main flushing is a routine procedure by the BWL to remove accumulated sediment and maintain water quality in the water distribution system. The procedure has no effect on the water’s safety for drinking or other uses.    

Customers in the affected area can call 517-702-6490 with questions or concerns.