Columbus City Utilities will flush hydrants throughout the city Sept. 12 to 15.
The purpose is to remove iron and manganese sediment from the water mains. The sediment may cause discoloration of clothing or other articles.
Customers might experience some discoloration in their water in certain sections of the city during flushing. It is recommended that residents who live in an area where the flushing is happening to avoid washing laundry the evening of the flushing as well as the next morning.
Motorists are asked to be careful when driving through areas where the flushing is occurring. If the water spout obscures the roadway, obey the directions of the utility employee and wait for the flushing to end.
Parents are asked to keep children from playing in the water flows or around the crews doing the work.
Flushing will begin at 4 p.m. on the following days and locations:
Sept. 12: Everything west of Haw Creek to the White River and south of U.S. 31 (National Road) to Water Street.
Sept. 13: Everything east of Haw Creek to U.S. 31 and all portions of the city west of the East Fork White River and Flatrock River (Woodside, Tipton Lakes, Brookside, etc.)
Sept. 14: East of Haw Creek and north of National Road (Everroad Park East, Flintwood, Hiker Trace, etc.)
Sept. 15: Everything west of Haw Creek and north of U.S. 31 (Forest Park, Everroad park West, Park Forest, etc.)