Water Company Continues Hydrant Flushing

Ohio American Water will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area through Friday, April 23 from 8 a.m. until 12:30 a.m.

The company conducts the annual maintenance program to assure high-quality water service and to ensure fire hydrants are operational.

According to Marion Operations Supervisor Don Scott, water main and fire hydrant flushing is an important part of a regular maintenance program for water distribution systems.  Ohio American Water consistently meets or exceeds all drinking water standards.

No interruptions in water service will occur as a result of the work.  Customers may experience a slight drop in water pressure or temporary water discoloration while this program is underway. Customers should refrain from doing laundry during the time of day the flushing program is taking place in or near their neighborhood.

If tap water is discolored, Ohio American Water recommends allowing several cold-water faucets to run for a short time until the water runs clear. Using more than one faucet this allows the water to clear faster.

Customers who have questions regarding hydrant flushing may call our Customer Service Center at 800-673-5999.

This Week’s Flushing Schedule

Wednesday, April 21: Chatfield Drive, Bellefontaine Avenue, Shellbark Street, Hickory Drive, all of Colonial Acres, Bellefontaine Avenue, Cheney Avenue, Evans Road, Smith Street, Gill Avenue, Miami Street, Park Boulevard, Darlington Court, Olney Avenue, west Church Street,  Blaine Avenue, Lilac Lane, Daffodil Drive and Whitmore Street.

Thursday, April 22:  West Columbia Street, Blaine Avenue, Windsor Street, Marion Avenue, Carner Avenue, Cherry Street, Orchard Street, Girard Avenue, Pearl Street, west Pleasant Street, Chase Street, south Prospect Street, Lake Street, Waples Avenue and Malo Drive.

Friday, April 23: Superior Street, Irey Avenue, Cleveland Avenue, south Main Street, south State Street, Delaware Avenue, Executive Drive, Ellen Kay Drive, Community Drive, Fairfax Drive, Crescent Heights Road, Barks Road west of Delaware Avenue, Southland Parkway and Marion Waldo Road.

If you have questions about the flushing schedule or any other concerns, please contact an Ohio American Water Company customer service representative at 1-800-673-5999 for assistance.

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