Plum water might be discolored through October due to hydrant flushing |
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Dillon Carr

Plum Borough’s water might be discolored for some residents through October.

The Plum Borough Municipal Authority said in a news release it would begin a hydrant flushing program starting Oct. 1 and ending Oct. 31.

“While the crews are completing the flushing program there may be discoloration of the water,” said the release. “It is recommended that customers test the water before laundering or drawing large quantities of water during this period.”

The water authority said water discoloration usually clears within one or two hours. If it is discolored for longer, call the office at 412-793-7331.

The release said the program is required to check the operation of all fire hydrants and to clean distribution lines. No work will be done over the weekends.

Plum Municipal Water Authority Manager Howard Theis said discolored water is not toxic in any way.

“The discoloration just comes from any sediment that might be in the pipes,” he said. “If it’s discolored to a great degree, don’t drink it but it’s not toxic.”

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Dillon at 412-871-2325, [email protected] or via Twitter @dillonswriting.

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