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Park Rapids to flush fire hydrants next week

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The city of Park Rapids utility department will be flushing fire hydrants Monday through Friday, June 8-12.

Hydrant flushing is done each year to clean out pipe accumulation that has built up over the year.

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During the flushing, people might experience discolored water, said Dean Christofferson, utility maintenance employee for the city of Park Rapids. The discolored water is due to old pipes being rusty and having buildup, he said.

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