Valerie Wax Carr, Director of Public Service, announces the 2012 Hydrant Flushing Program at which time, the Cuyahoga Falls Water Utilities Department flushes and tests all fire hydrants in the City. This program serves an important dual purpose of removing sediment and iron deposits from the water mains and providing a check of the working condition of hydrants to insure the best possible fire protection for the community.
This program will begin on MONDAY, June 4, 2012 and will continue until all lines and hydrants have been cleaned. The program is expected to be completed by FRIDAY, July 27, 2012.
- Hydrant flushing will occur during daytime hours—from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. —Monday through Friday.
- Hydrant flushing begins June 4 and ends July 27, 2012.
- Barricades and signs will alert residents and drivers of areas of hydrant flushing.
- The flushing process will disturb sediment build-up in the water mains and the water may be temporarily discolored . . . allow the cold water to run until it clears up.
- The water will be SAFE FOR DRINKING, but the discoloration will affect laundry and certain types of processing.
For questions or additional information, contact the Water Utilities Department Superintendent, John Christopher, at 330-971-8130.