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Hydrant maintenance begins Nov. 1

If you are in Ocean City this week, you may notice a couple of changes as you drive down Coastal Highway. The speed limit, normally 40 mph through North Ocean City, has been reduced to 30 mph, and Downtown, the speed limit has also been reduced. This is due to the expected, unauthorized H2Oi Pop-Up Rally.  It is reasonable to expect heavier than usual traffic, noise and strict enforcement of vehicle laws during the week and weekend.

Fire HQWet streets and discolored water might be on the post-Halloween schedule for city residence and visitors as the city’s water system undergoes regular maintenance. Twice each year the Ocean City Department of Public Works flushes the town’s fire hydrants. This year the work will take place Nov. 1-5 all throughout the city. The city said it plans to do the work primarily in the early morning hours to reduce any public inconvenience.

Often, hydrant maintenance requires flushing and can result in a slight discoloration of water in city homes and businesses. It is necessary to make certain that the city’s water pressure is sufficient and also to clear the water lines of sediment. IF your water is cloudy or discolored during the flushing period, just run it for awhile and it should clear up.

For questions or concerns about the hydrant flushing in your area, please contact the Public Works Water Department at 410-524-8388.

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