2016 Fall Hydrant Flushing – Week 4

Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area Monday, October 3 through Friday, October 7, 2016 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

“Flushing is an important part of our system’s regular maintenance program. It ensures hydrants and valves are working properly and helps prevent sediment buildup,” said Don Scott, Operations Supervisor for the Marion Division.  “Aqua Ohio consistently meets or exceeds all drinking water standards and maintaining the distribution system helps preserve that quality and reliability.”

Scott said that no interruptions in water service will occur as a result of the flushing but customers may notice a drop in water pressure or temporary water discoloration. If possible, customers should refrain from doing laundry to avoid possible staining while the flushing is taking place near their home. If tap water is discolored, allow it to run until clear.  Running several cold-water faucets at the same time will help the water clear faster.

Week 4 (of 10) Flushing Schedule:

  • Monday, October 3, 2016: Columbia Street, Davids Street, Wood Street, Herman Street, Darius Street, Uncapher Avenue, Mound Street, Buckeye Street, Vancouver Drive, Savannah Drive, Rochelle Drive, Catalina Drive, Westlawn Drive, and Oak Grove Avenue.
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016: Congress Street, Woodrow Avenue, Merkle Avenue, Davids Street, Henry Street, Uncapher Avenue, Westwood Avenue, Edison Avenue.
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016: Sheridan Road, Chatfield Drive, Shellbark Street, Hickory Drive, all of Colonial Acres, Bellefontaine Avenue, Cheney Avenue.
  • Thursday, October 6, 2016: Cheney Avenue, Evans Road, Smith Street, Osgood Street, Gill Avenue, Miami Street, Park Boulevard, West Church Street, Olney Avenue, Darlington Court.
  • Friday, October 7, 2016:  Blaine Avenue, Lilac Lane, Daffodil Drive, Whitmore Street, and Windsor Street.

Scott said that this is also a good time for customers to check and flush their home water system; they can find tips on home water system maintenance at www.aquaamerica.com/pages/customerservice.aspx.

Customers who have questions may call the Customer Service Center toll-free at 877.987.2782.

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