2021 Spring Hydrant Flushing

The 2021 Spring Hydrant Flushing Program will begin on Monday, April 19. Daytime flushing will take place between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 

Over time, sediment builds up on the inside of water distribution pipes (water mains), narrowing the path that water can flow through. Twice per year, the hydrants are flushed to remove any accumulated sediments from water mains and restore water flow, which helps the City to better meet the needs of homes, businesses, and Public Safety. The flushing program also helps to verify that all water supply systems work, including pumps, storage tanks, mains, valves, and hydrants.

Flushing doesn’t affect the safety of the water supply but tap water may appear cloudy or discolored immediately after flushing has occurred in the area. If this happens, water customers are advised to run their cold water in their bathtub or utility sink until it runs clear again. It also recommended that water customers avoid doing laundry on the day that flushing is scheduled and for the following 24 hours to avoid potential issues with clothing.

Hydrant Flushing Schedule

location date
First Ward Monday April 19
Second Ward Tuesday April 20
Third Ward Wednesday April 21
Fourth Ward Thursday April 22
Columbus & Wayne Township Friday April 23