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The city of Port Orchard will flush fire hydrants in McCormick Woods between June 2 and 6 and in the city limits between July 7 and 16.

This is part of an annual inspection process which allows the Public Works Department to test the flow of each hydrant and perform preventive maintenance.

The purpose of the test is to flush this sediment from the water system.

Customers may notice sediment in their house faucets at this time. If this occurs they should turn off their inside faucets and allow water to run from an outside hose or a cold water bathtub tap for a few minutes, until the water clears.

If this occurs, the customer can request a small credit to be applied to the following water bill.

For more information call (360) 876-4991.

Port of Manchester to conduct survey

The Port of Manchester will begin conducting a usage survey this weekend in order to determine how to improve the local recreational area.

Two survey points will be established, near the water and in Pomeroy Park.

The short survey will ask visitors how often they use the boat launch, what activities they partake of and what they would like to see at the port.

Survey respondents will be asked to evaluate parking, restrooms, and other facilities.

This survey will be the first of three to be conducted over the summer. Manchester resident Wanda Larsen, who is helping to conduct the survey, said the questions could be refined for the second survey.

The survey will take place Sunday beginning at 4 a.m., in order to get the early boaters.

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