Annual Hydrant Flushing Begins September 9th

2013 Hydrant Flushing

As part of its annual flushing program for the water system, the Columbus City Utilities will be flushing hydrants throughout the city during the week of September 9, 2013.

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. 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 the evening of the flushing as well as the next morning.

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

Flushing will begin at 4:00 p.m. on each of the following evenings:

Monday, September 9, 2013

Everything west of Haw Creek to the Flatrock River and south of U.S. 31 ( National Road ) to Water Street, plus north SR 11 area.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Everything east of Haw Creek and south of U.S. 31 and all portions of the city west of White River and Flatrock River (Woodside, Tipton Lakes, Brookside, etc.).

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Everything east of Haw Creek and north of National Road (Everroad Park East, Flintwood, Hiker Trace, etc.).

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Everything west of Haw Creek and north of U.S. 31 (Forest Park , Everroad Park West, Park Forest, etc.).

The map below shows areas of the city and date of flushing activities:

For More Information Contact:
Ed Bergsieker, Manager of Engineering
Columbus City Utilities
1111 McClure Road
Tel: 812-372-8861
Fax: 812-376-2427

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