As part of the established maintenance program for Rosemount's water utility, city crews will begin flushing water mains on Monday, May 23. The procedure may cause temporary discoloration of the water supply.

The city flushes the water system each spring to keep pipes in good condition and to check for problems with water mains and fire hydrants. The procedure is expected to be complete around June 10.

A side effect of flushing the system is that water may briefly appear brown because of minerals. Consumers who notice discoloration should avoid doing laundry until they have flushed their own pipes by letting their faucets run for a few minutes until the water is clear.

Call the Public Works Department at 651-322-2022 with any questions or concerns.