Water Company Continues Hydrant Flushing

Ohio American Water will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area from Monday, May 3, and continuing through Friday, May 7, from 8:00am until 12:30am.

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

Monday, May 3, 2010: East Fairgrounds Street, Likens Chapel Road, Marion Williamsport Road, Pinewood Drive, Chapel Heights Road, Pole Lane Road, Airport Drive, Innovation Drive, Likens Road,  G.S.A. Area (Likens Road west of Pole Lane Road), Grandview Estates, Linn Hipsher Road between Pole Lane Road and New Road.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010:  Madison Avenue, Strawberry Lane, Parkview Avenue, State Route 309 east from Parkview to Pole Lane Road, Kilbury Road, Linda Mel Drive, Carolyn Drive, Wheeler Drive, New Park Drive, Sandra Drive, Terrie Lane,  Zwayer Drive, Kibbey Drive, Bealer Drive, Twin Lakes Drive, Bay Hill Estates Development and Crystal Lakes Development.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010: State Route 309 east of Pole Lane Road, Depot Area (State Route 309 east).State Route 309 east of State Route 98, Marion Williamsport Road east of State Route 98, State Route 98, State Route 95 east of State Route 98, Village of Caledonia, Linn-Hipsher Road, Martel Road, Village of Martel, State Route 746, north Whetstone River Road.

Thursday, May 6, 2010:  Crissinger Road, Eagle Creek Development, Eaglewood Development, Marion Country Club Development, Gooding Road, Holverstott Drive, Somerlot Hoffman Road west, Lighthouse Ridge, Cobblestone Creek, Owens Road West, Gooding Road, State Route 47 and Village of Prospect.

Friday, May 7, 2010: Village of Prospect.

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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