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Hydrant Flushing Schedule Announced

As part of its annual flushing program for the water system, Columbus City Utilities will be flushing hydrants throughout the city from September 8 through September 11.

The utility says the purpose of the flushing is to remove iron and manganese sedimentation from the water mains. This sedimentation, while completely safe from a health standpoint, can cause discoloration of clothing and other articles if agitated and brought into solution. Utility officials say that customers may experience some discoloration of their water in certain sections of the city during flushing. It is recommended that residents of the area being flushed avoid washing laundry for approximately 24 hours after the flushing.

Motorists are asked to use caution when approaching flushing crews. If the water spout obscures your vision of the roadway beyond the hydrants, you should obey the directions of the Utility employee and wait for the flush to end. Parents are asked to keep children from playing in the water flows, or around the flushing crews. The roads are generally open to all traffic, but drivers may not see children due to the water spray.

Flushing will begin at 4 p.m. on each of the following evenings:

Monday, September 8 -  Everything West of Haw Creek to the White River and South of U.S. 31 (National Road) to Water  Street.

Tuesday, September 9 - Everything East of Haw Creek to U.S. 31 and all portions of the city West of White River and Flatrock River (Woodside, Tipton Lakes, Brookside, etc.)

Wednesday, September 10 - Everything East of Haw Creek and North of National road (Everroad Park East, Flintwood, Hiker Trace, etc.)

Thursday, September 11 - Everything West of Haw Creek and North of U.S. 31 (Forest Park, Everroad Park West, Park Forest, etc.)

Customers with questions should call Columbus City Utilities.
Last Updated: Friday, August 29, 2014 11:10:45 AM

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