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Hydrant Flushing Begins Next Week; Expect Discolored Water

For fire protection purposes, the city's water mains and hydrants will be flushed of sediment and iron starting Monday, June 4.

To ensure the best possible fire protection for the city, the water department will start the 2012 hydrant flushing program next week.

Beginning Monday, June 4, the will flush sediment and iron deposits from the city’s water mains and the working condition of every hydrant will be tested, said Valerie Wax Carr, the city’s public service director, in a prepared statement.

Hydrant flushing will take place on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Barricades and signs will alert residents and drivers of flushing areas. As deposits are dislodged, residents may notice discolored water when they run faucets, said Carr.

Folks are encouraged to run cold water until it clears up.

Water will still be safe for drinking; however, the discoloration can affect laundry and other water processes.  

City officials plan to wrap up the program by July 20.

For questions or additional information, call the Cuyahoga Falls Water Utilities Department at 330-971-8130.

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