Fire hydrants to be flushed in some areas

April 05, 1996

The city of Westminster's Department of Public Works, Utility Maintenance Department, will flush fire hydrants from 8 p.m. to midnight Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Affected areas will be the West Main Street area, including Pennsylvania Avenue, Ward, Hersh, Monroe streets, Kemper and Milton Avenue avenues, Carroll and John streets, and the Westminster and Carroll Plaza shopping centers.

Also, Union Street, Sullivan Avenue, Autumn Ridge Court and School House Avenue areas will be flushed.

The flushing will cause some water discoloration and residents are advised not to do laundry the day afterward.

Residents should open all faucets the next morning and run them until water is clear. They are advised to draw water before the hydrant flushing for the following morning.

Even though water may be discolored, it is still fully treated and potable.

Police

Westminster: Employees of a concrete and excavating contractor told city police at 10: 26 a.m. Tuesday that someone stole equipment from their property in the first block of John St. Monday night. The loss was estimated at $2,403.

Westminster: City of Westminster workers told city police at 10 a.m. Wednesday that someone stole a pump from the water treatment plant on Old Manchester Road between 8 p.m. Monday and 6: 45 a.m. Wednesday. The loss was estimated at $2,200.

Westminster: Residents of Stacy Lee Drive told city police at 6: 12 p.m. Tuesday that someone stole two bikes from their property that day. The loss was estimated at $200.

Fire

Westminster: Westminster firefighters responded at 9: 02 p.m. Wednesday for a chimney fire in the 2300 block of Sandel Road. Units were out 50 minutes.

Pleasant Valley: Pleasant Valley firefighters responded at 6: 56 p.m. Wednesday for a report of smoke at Arters Mill and Stone roads. Units were out 41 minutes.

Pub Date: 4/05/96

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