Hydrant flushing project works to improve water system

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Each year the city of Grand Junction crews alternate flushing half of the more than 1,000 hydrants around town.

The flushing exercises the hydrants and gets fresh water into the system while checking flow readings.

The project has no cost and through the flush season they use about three million gallons of water.

Five crews will be out for the next seven to 10 days wrapping up the flushing.

Officials said if you see the excess water on the street drive slowly and carefully through it.

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