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  • Hydrant Flushing Begins March 29

    The Public Works Department will begin its annual fire hydrant flushing program on Wednesday, March 29. The first area of hydrant flushing will take place in the central part of the city. To watch the progress in real time, check out the hydrant flushing map on the City of Ames website: www.cityofames.org/hydrants. As hydrants are flushed, the red dots indicating hydrants will turn green.

  • Water Valve Work Along East 13th Street Planned

    A project to replace water valves in connection with the opening of the new Water Treatment Plant will disrupt traffic flow on East 13th Street at Dayton Avenue on Friday and Saturday.

  • Airport Hangar Ribbon-Cutting Set for April 8

    The public is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting celebration for the new Ames Municipal Airport Hangar and to welcome the new fixed base operator (FBO), Central Iowa Air Service, to the community. The event is planned from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, at the Ames Municipal Airport, 2501 Airport Drive. A brief program will be held at 9 a.m.