Dewey Beach fire hydrants will be flushed between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. every day this week to clear the lines of sediment.
The annual “flushing” is designed to ensure the quality of water coming into homes and businesses in the beach town. At some points, residents may notice temporary discoloration of the water, but Sussex County officials say this does not pose a health hazard. Residents planing to cook or wash clothes or dishes should open the cold water line of the faucet before using hot water. Users with any questions or concerns should contact the Dewey Beach Water District office at (302) 855-7374.