The Michigan City Department of Water Works will begin the semi-annual fire hydrant flushing on Tuesday Sept. 6.

The flushing is done to insure the hydrants are in proper working order for the fall and winter months.

The program is expected to take around 8 weeks to complete.

The department says that if anyone should experience any discoloration in their water, they should let the water run for a short time and the water will clear.