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Water main flushing set for South Point area

SOUTH POINT — Ohio American Water will conduct water main flushing in the Lawrence County service area during the week from Monday through Friday, from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m.

The company conducts the annual maintenance program to assure high-quality water service and to ensure fire hydrants are operational.

According to Lawrence County Operations Superintendent Ron Dials, water main and fire hydrant flushing is an important part of a regular maintenance program for water distribution systems

No interruptions in water service will occur as a result of the work.

Customers may experience a slight drop in water pressure or temporary water discoloration while this program is underway.

Customers should refrain from doing laundry during the time of day the flushing program is taking place in or near their neighborhood.

If tap water is discolored, Ohio American Water recommends allowing several cold-water faucets to run for a short time until the water runs clear.

Using more than one faucet allows the water to clear faster.

This Week’s Flushing Schedule:

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

Tuesday: Chesapeake, Big Branch, West Chesapeake and the Sybene areas.

Wednesday: Buffalo Creek, Charley Creek, Sybene and Sandusky Road.

Thursday and Friday: The Burlington area and the rest of the system to the west.

If you have questions about the flushing schedule or any other concerns, please contact an Ohio American Water customer service representative at 1-800-673-5999 for assistance.