- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The city of Pierre is flushing fire hydrants in residential sectors on East Fourth Street.

The city announced Monday that water flowing from taps may be discolored because of the flushing, but that it’s still safe to drink. The city flushes the fire hydrants to make sure there’s adequate flow for fire protection, and it’s expected to happen this week.

The water returns to a normal color. The city says the water meets or exceeds drinking water standards at the state and federal levels.

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