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City plans hydrant flushing


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Columbus City Utilities will be flushing hydrants throughout the city beginning Sept. 8 through 11.

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.

Motorists are asked to use caution when approaching flushing crews. If the water spout obscures your view 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 might not see children due to the water spray.

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

Sept. 8: Everything west of Haw Creek to the White River and south of U.S. 31 (National Road) to Water Street

Sept. 9: Everything East of Haw Creek to U.S. 31 and all portions of the city west of White River and Flatrock River (Woodside, Tipton Lakes, Brookside, etc.)

Sept. 10: Everything east of Haw Creek and north of National Road (Everroad Park East, Flintwood, Hiker Trace, etc.)

Sept. 11: Everything west of Haw Creek and North of U.S. 31 (Forest Park, Everroad Park West, Park Forest, etc.)

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