Gazette News Report
XENIA — The City of Xenia will begin its fall hydrant flushing Monday, Oct. 5.
Maintenance crews use this time to test the hydrants and clean the water mains. Flushing will be done 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and is scheduled to last one week.
During the week, residents should not be alarmed if they notice discolored water, low water pressure and hydrants flowing for long periods of time. The water is safe to drink, however, it is suggested that all residents check their water before attempting to draw water, or to do laundry. Residents should be aware that when hydrants are flushed in one area of the city, water could also become discolored in other areas.
For residents with water softeners, it is suggested the unit not be cycled at night unless the water has been checked. In addition, the softener can be bypassed if the water is discolored for any length of time.
Hydrant flushing is typically done in October and May to avoid any inclement weather conditions and is intended to further keep citizens safe in case of fire emergencies.
Gazette News report compiled by Scott Halasz.