This isn’t actually supposed to affect us, but I thought I’d point it out, in case we suddenly go a little crazy, or our soap starts turning us brown, or something…..
Hydrant flushing could discolor water in parts of Yonkers
By BILL HUGHES
THE JOURNAL NEWS
(Original publication: November 10, 2006)
YONKERS – The city’s Water Bureau will be flushing hydrants in northwest and southeast Yonkers, which could cause water discoloration during the weeks of Nov. 13th, 20th and 27th.
City officials said the flushing will only take place on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The areas affected will be west of Nepperhan Avenue to Warburton Avenue, south of Executive Boulevard to Ashburton Avenue, and east of Central Park Avenue to Bronx River Road, south of Yonkers Avenue to the Bronx border.
Residents located in these areas may experience discolored water during the flushing period due to high iron content in the water. Though it may be discolored, this water is tested regularly and is not harmful for consumption. However, it can stain laundry and porcelain surfaces, so residents of the affected areas should not wash clothes during the daytime hours of this flushing period.
Residents may contact the Yonkers Water Bureau at 914-377-6765 to obtain more information or inquire about hydrant flushing scheduled in their neighborhood.