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Some east residents asked to flush taps
Some east residents asked to flush taps

The local water utility is asking some east Madison residents to flush their water taps Wednesday.

Amy Barrilleaux, public information officer for Madison Water Utility, said an equipment malfunction at a well on Leo Drive resulted in a higher-than-normal amount of chlorine to be added into the distribution system.

"The chlorine levels still fall within state and federal allowable amounts," Barrilleaux said. "[But] we are asking residents to flush their basement cold water taps for 10 minutes as a precaution."

Barrilleaux said the following neighborhoods may be affected:

  • Milwaukee Street south to East Buckeye Road between Stoughton Road. Meadowlark Dr. Includes the areas of Onyx Park and Acewood Park
  • East Buckeye Road south to Pflaum between Stoughton Road and the interstate. Includes the Orlando Bell Park and East Buckeye neighborhoods

The well has been shut down until equipment repairs can be made. Madison Water Utility is flushing water mains in the area Wednesday to clear the water from the system.

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