PTC residents, watch for discolored tap water as fire hydrants are tested

Officials say to run the faucet a few minutes until water clears

Beginning April 1st and running through June 30th, the Peachtree City Fire Department will be testing all of the public fire hydrants in the city.

The testing may result in the discoloration of the water. Residents are asked to check their water before consuming or doing laundry.

If the water is discolored, it may be cleared simply by running the faucet for a few minutes to flush out the sediment.

The fire department apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and is making every effort to keep water discoloration to a minimum.

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Officials say!

Is this "flushing" done to test hydrants or to clean out sludge in the main water lines? What is in that sludge? Why is it there? Does it show up in the regular water tests of which we also drink?

What is the 'every effort to keep water discoloration to a minimum" mean? What will they do different to make sure of that?

I'm curious about such announcements.

I guess the German "shower" rooms has made me suspicious.

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Bonker$: What is in that sludge?

The answer to your question is....

Fe²O³⋅nH²O and (FeO(OH), Fe(OH)³).

(View the exponents as a molecular formula.)

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Sonnet to restaurant food and sludge

What's in that sludge, what is it?
Must be edible and used by all cooks.
The last sludge I saw came from a pit,
The place where sewage oozes bad looks.

All this talk here about diner food
And suddenly see an article on sludge.
Kinda removes all healthy appetite mood.
The dessert I can ignore, even the fudge.

Are all of the filters being by-passed?
Or are the pipes of iron which rusts?
I'm certain our fate is in the die cast.
For when we put air in we may have gusts.

Like Atlanta, are our pipes old and cheap,
Or are they ours now and ever to keep?

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Hail to the almighty oxygen molecule for it is an oxidizer.

Hail to water as it is a compound that contains both hydrogen and oxygen.

Woe be to iron (Fe) for when it comes into contact with water and oxygen it will flake and dissolve (rust).

If you are really good tonight, tomorrow I'll educate you on how aluminum corrodes.

Class is now out.

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I didn't know that. That must be why I see that red looking stuff on cars sometimes. The rain rusts it!

I thought that water mains were made of ceramic but I guess not. You must know!

I think it is dirty mud myself. I know it is sand, I have had sand in my water pressure gauge. That comes from the lake bottom doesn't it?