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A "marked crosswalk" is any crosswalk which is delineated by white or yellow painted markings placed on the pavement. All other crosswalk locations are therefore "unmarked."
Examples of such locations are:
These examples follow the philosophy of marking crosswalks as a form of encouragement. In the first case, we are encouraging school children to use a crossing which is normally being monitored. In the second case, we are encouraging all pedestrians to avoid a prohibited crossing. Painted crosswalks should only be used where necessary to direct pedestrians along the safest route.
Crosswalks should be marked at all intersections on the "suggested route to school", available from your local school. They should also be marked where there is high conflict between vehicles and students (while crossing), where students are permitted to cross between intersections, or where students could not otherwise cross.
The best safety measure for school-age children is to educate them on how and where to safely cross the street.
Dirty Water - Usually when water looks dirty, it’s because of changes in the way the water delivery system is being operated. When the direction that water flows in the pipe is changed-for maintenance work on a water main, when a fire hydrant is broken in a car accident, or there is a break in a water main- materials at the bottom of the pipes get stirred up. Usually, the water looks dirty for a short time and you shouldn’t drink it until it looks clear. One way to speed the dirty water out of your own pipes is to run all of your faucets for a few minutes. If the water is still not clean, then do the same thing again every half hour or so. The problem should go away within two to four hours. If it doesn’t, call 323-587-5969.