Fire hydrants in the city of Corry, and Columbus and Wayne townships will be flushed over the next two weeks starting Tuesday.

The hydrant flushing that takes place in the fall and spring helps removes any rust that may accumulate in the city’s water lines.

The semiannual flushing also helps ensure that hydrant valves and water lines are working properly.

The flushing will take place on each scheduled day from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Here is the schedule:

• First Ward, Tuesday.

• Second Ward, Wednesday. The Second Ward also includes hydrants in Columbus Township.

• Third Ward, Oct. 6. The Third Ward also includes hydrants in Wayne Township.

• Fourth Ward, Oct. 7.

Residents should avoid doing laundry while hydrants are being flushed between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. to avoid the discoloration of clothing.

It also is a good idea to fill a container with fresh water before flushing begins.

But even if the water is slightly discolored, it still is safe to use.

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