The Mitchell Fire Department will begin annual fire hydrant flushing on May 3rd, 2017 and will continue through the months of May, June, July, and part of August. Hydrant flushing is part of a preventative maintenance program to annually clean waterlines and check the operations of fire hydrants throughout the city. Flushing is a common practice used to improve water quality and maintain the distribution system. Water customers may notice discolored water or a change in water pressure when flushing is conducted in their area. We recommend that customers check to ensure tap water is running clear before using it for drinking, cooking, or clothes washing. For those that experience some discoloration or sediment in their water, we recommend running your water for 5 – 10 minutes before using. For further questions or concerns please contact the Mitchell Fire Department at 995-8400.