Ready for more discolored water? If you live in certain areas in Pittsfield, then you will be experiencing some issues with weirdly colored water next week.

As the City of Pittsfield along with the Mayor's Office tells us, week 3 for the flushing of Pittsfield's water system begins on Monday, May 10. Water mains throughout the city will be flushed through hydrants to remove accumulations of pipeline corrosion products.

There are many good reasons for the flushing of fire hydrants at least once a year. First, it verifies that the hydrant is working properly. Second, it ensures that water flow will be available for city firefighters if needed. And third, flushing removes the sediment that naturally occurs in water pipes.

The flushing of hydrants for next will occur Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the following areas:

  • Several locations along Park Street, King Street, and Onota Street near Von Nida
    Street, Walnut Street, West Housatonic Street, Fort Hill Avenue, South Street, and
    Velma Avenue.
  • All of West Housatonic Street from South Street to Callahan Drive and all
    neighborhood streets in-between (i.e. Boylston Street, Cadwell Road, Lebanon
    Avenue and Cole Avenue).
  • West Street from Park Square continuing to Fort Hill Avenue and all neighborhood
    streets in-between.
  • Several locations along Center Street, Valentine Road, Pecks Road, Thomas Island, Upper North Street, outer Wahconah Street, Lakeway Drive, and Linden Street.
  • Hancock Road starting at North Street intersection which would include the
    Highland and Ridge avenue neighborhood.

When hydrant flushing occurs in your neighborhood, you may notice slightly yellow, orange, or brown-colored water coming from your faucet. If this happens, simply run your cold water tap for three to five minutes. If this doesn't fix the problem, wait 30 minutes and run the tap again.

By the way, if the water is discolored, it does not pose a health or safety risk. One thing to keep in mind though. You should probably avoid doing laundry while hydrant flushing is being conducted in your area. The flushed debris and sediment could totally ruin white clothing.

It's usually beneficial to wait until the water runs clear at the tap and then try washing a load of dark clothes first. If discolored water or low-pressure conditions persist, please contact the Water Department at 499-9339. They apologize for any inconvenience during this time.

LOOK: Stunning vintage photos capture the beauty of America's national parks

Today these parks are located throughout the country in 25 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The land encompassing them was either purchased or donated, though much of it had been inhabited by native people for thousands of years before the founding of the United States. These areas are protected and revered as educational resources about the natural world, and as spaces for exploration.

Keep scrolling for 50 vintage photos that show the beauty of America's national parks.

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

More From WUPE