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Canal Winchester’s Division of Water opens fire hydrants around the community twice a year during its fire hydrant flushing schedule. Hydrant flushing allows water to flow through pipes, enhancing water quality by clearing sediment from mainline pipes. Flushing also verifies proper operation of hydrants and valves and maintains firefighting capabilities. The next fire hydrant flushing will take place between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, from September 18th – October 6th, 2017.
The water department offers tips for residents when crews are flushing hydrants in your area:
During or immediately following hydrant flushing, tap water may appear discolored. Although a slight discoloration may last for a few hours, it does not affect the taste or quality of the water. This discoloration only affects the appearance of the water and poses no health threat.
Should you notice discoloration or other side effects from hydrant flushing, the water department suggests the following:
To learn more about the city’s fire hydrant flushing program, including when the city will be flushing in your area, contact Canal Winchester’s Division of Water at 614-837-5623.