Annual Water Flushing Begins in Fayette County

LEXINGTON, Ky. – An annual water main flush is underway in Fayette County. For the next month, Kentucky American Water will use chlorine instead of chloramine in its treatment process.

This weekend, the company will open several fire hydrants across Lexington to increase water flow. That allows for mineral deposits and sediment to flush out of the water main.

Customers could see a slight discoloration of tap water. If that happens, company officials say you should run cold water for a few minutes until it the water is clear.

Kentucky American Water will start flushing water mains in Clark and Scott counties beginning April 24.