The city of Mankato will start its annual fall flushing of water mains this weekend and you’ll want to avoid doing laundry when it’s happening in your neighborhood.
During the flushing, residents are advised to avoid or limit water usage. Officials say the water is safe to drink, but may cause staining and it’s best to allow at least an hour after the flushing for the water to clear.
Flushing hours are scheduled for the overnights to keep the inconvenience to a minimum.
The schedule for days/areas is below and at this link: Mankato Water Flushing Map & Schedule
Section 1 (Sunday 9p – Monday 5a)
West Mankato, lower and upper, and downtown area going north to Lime Street
Section 2 (Monday 9p – Tuesday 5a)
Lime Street from North Riverfront Drive to North Seventh Street and everything north and west of city limits; West of Monks Avenue and Glenwood Avenues South-Minnesota State University, Mankato area to Hiniker Mill Road
Section 3 (Tuesday 9p – Wednesday 5a)
East of Monks Avenue and south of Hoffman Road, Prairie Winds development and Viking Terrace area
Section 4 (Wednesday 9p – Thursday 5a)
Hilltop area north of Glenwood Avenue to Highway 14 and north of Hoffman Road to Madison Avenue
Section 5 (Thursday 9p – Friday 5a)
Hilltop area east of Kennedy Street and north of Madison Avenue and Highway 14
Water mains are routinely flushed to clean the distribution system.
Those who would like more information can contact the city at 311 or 507-387-8600.