Residents in Xenia may see discolored water beginning Monday, Oct. 2, as a result of city fire hydrants being flushed.
The city will conduct its annual hydrant flush to test the hydrants and clean the water mains.
The flushing is scheduled for the entire week of Oct. 2.
What to know:
- Hydrants will flush between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily
- Residents should not be alarmed, but may 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. The softener can be bypassed if the water is discolored for any length of time.
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.)
West of St. Rt. 35 and Northwest of Bellbrook Ave. (The Colorado Sections of Arrowhead, Sterling Green, Childers, Reserve of Xenia and Wright Cycle Estates)
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
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 St. Rt. US 35. (Including Arrowhead north of US 35, Laynewood on both sides of W. Second St. and the Downtown Area going east to the Corporation Limit)
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, and entering "Seasonal Services" in the site search box for a map outlining the hydrant flushing zones.
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