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Ohio American Water to flush water lines

SOUTH POINT — Beginning Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 17, Ohio American Water employees will open the fire hydrants to flush water mains.

Flushing will be done in the Chesapeake and East Chesapeake areas on Monday.

Chesapeake, Big Branch, West Chesapeake, and the Sybene areas will be flushed on Tuesday.

Buffalo Creek, Charley Creek, Sybene, and Sandusky Road areas will be flushed on Wednesday. The Burlington area and the rest of the system to the West will be flushed on Thursday and Friday. The flushing will occur between the hours of 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. each night.

The company conducts this annual program to maintain water quality and to ensure hydrants are working as they should. By opening fire hydrants under controlled conditions, sediments are flushed from the system, resulting in cleaner pipes, better water quality, and improved capacity. The program also helps to make sure fire hydrants are in good working order and that any needed repairs are made.

Flushing is an important part of a regular maintenance program for water distribution systems.

Ohio American Water says it consistently meets or exceeds all drinking water standards by using high-quality water sources, providing the best treatment possible and through aggressive maintenance programs.