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Miner to implement hydrant flushing

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

MINER -- Miner will implement a hydrant flushing program at the end of this month.

The first flushing will not take place until March 24 which should allow time for notification of all city residents, according to William Kosky, public works superintendent.

During the flushing, public works crews will "check for leaks, maintenance of valves and everything," Kosky said.

He said he hopes to have all the flushing completed within two weeks of beginning.

Kosky said this is something that should be done on a regular basis. "Every spring and every fall it needs to be done," he said.

Kosky asked if notices could be posted at business within the city as the flushing will stir up sediments and may discolor water.

Public works crews will also check flows on hydrants and forward that information to Randy Allen, fire chief, Kosky said.

In other discussion:

* Kosky said he was advised it will cost $1,500 for a complete set of maps showing water lines, sewer lines and other information for the public works department.

"You need the maps," Mayor Betty Barnes said. "The city needs the maps."

* Barnes named Carla Norman and Harry Maisuria to two-year terms on the Tourism Advisory Board.

The appointments will have to be formally approved at a later date as the Board of Aldermen did not have a quorum due to the expected absence of Alderman Frank Tatum and the unexpected absence of Alderwoman Peggy Holman.