The City of Rockford has issued a discolored water alert. People affected are those living in the area bounded by Charles Street to the south, Alpine to the east, and Crosby, Fairview and Rural to the north. The Rockford Water Division will be flushing hydrants in this area between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday through July 13th. You won't want to wash clothes or dishes during these hours if you live in that area, as the water may become discolored and stain porcelain and clothing. The water will remain safe to drink.