Maintenance crews will flush hydrants throughout the city of Xenia beginning today in order to test hydrants and clean the water mains.
The city-wide flushing is scheduled to occur this entire week between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Residents should not be alarmed if they notice discolored water, low water pressure, or 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”, city officials said in a release.
Residents should be also 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.
The tentative schedule where hydrant flushing will take place throughout the week is as follows:
Monday: Northwest of W. Church St., North of Market St. and Dayton Ave. and West of N. Detroit St. (Beverly Hills, Fairmoor Heights, Timber Ridge, North Galloway Areas and Laynewood north of Dayton Ave.)
Tuesday: West of U.S.35 and Northwest of Bellbrook Ave. (The Colorado Sections of Arrowhead, Sterling Green, Childers, Reserve of Xenia and Wright Cycle Estates)
Wednesday: North of East Church St. and East of N. Detroit St. including Amlin Heights and Old Springfield Pike. (Kinsey Meadows, Summer Brooke, Stadium Heights, Greene Memorial Hospital)
Thursday: Between Church St., Market St. and Dayton Ave. on the North and South of E. Third St. along Cincinnati Ave. to Industrial to Bellbrook Ave. and Northeast of U.S. 35. (Including Arrowhead north of U.S. 35, Laynewood on both sides of W. Second St. and the Downtown Area going east to the Corporation Limit)
Friday: South of Third Street and East of Bellbrook Ave to Industrial Blvd. then East of Cincinnati Ave. (Including South Hill, Legacy, and Industrial Park)
For more information, residents can call the City of Xenia at 937-376-7232, or visit the official City of Xenia website, www.XploreXenia.com.
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