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Posted on: March 31, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Hydrant Flushing Begins Wednesday

The Galion Service Department will begin annual hydrant flushing on Wednesday, April 1. Crews will start in the southwest quadrant of the city, then move in the following order: southeast, northeast, and northwest. Flushing takes approximately three weeks per quadrant, depending on weather.

Flushing is a preventive maintenance measure necessary to maintain the integrity of the water system and to ensure fire hydrants are in proper working order. As a result of the flushing process, residents in the immediate vicinity of the hydrant may experience temporary discoloration of their water primarily due to silt and air. To clear the pipes in your home, simply run your water faucets on low pressure for a couple minutes. You may also experience a temporary decrease in water pressure, which will return to normal after flushing is finished.

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