Residents concerned about the water running across the street at Edmonds and Snyder shouldn't be worried, according to city Environmental Control Supervisor Kelly Hale.
She says it's for their health protection.
"What we're actually doing is something we do every year," she said. "We're flushing a well that's down there because that particular well, when it first starts up, due to the aquifer it's in, is a little high in nitrates."
According to the federal Environmental Protection Agency, excessive nitrates can cause health problems, particularly in infants.
Hale said it normally takes about a week to flush the well. This …