Jessica Mathews /

The City of Brighton Utilities Department is in the process of flushing fire hydrants.

The flushing is taking place this week throughout the City’s water utility service area between the hours of 7am and 3:30pm, through Friday.

The City is asking that customers plan water use accordingly.

Officials caution the procedure may cause some disturbances and discoloration in the water system following the flushing, as well as the day following.

Customers could also experience a temporary drop in pressure and are reminded to refrain from washing white or light-colored clothes during the flushing period.

Those that experience discoloration and rust particles in their water should run cold water faucets only for approximately 10 minutes to clear the discolored water from their system. If the water is still discolored after running the cold water for 10 minutes, the City advises turning off the faucet and repeating the process one hour later.

Those that still continue to experience discolored water should contact the City at 810.844.5115 or email