Aqua Ohio to flush water system: Crews will be doing working at night

Published 8:36 am Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Until Friday, the area around Chesapeake, Burlington and Sybene will have the water system flushed.

Aqua Ohio employees will open fire hydrants to flush water mains all week, between the hours of 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. each night.

On Monday, flushing was done in the Chesapeake and East Chesapeake area.

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Today, flushing will be done in the Chesapeake, Big Branch, West Chesapeake, and Sybene areas. On Wednesday, it will be done in Buffalo Creek, Charley Creek, Sybene and Sandusky Road areas. On Thursday and Friday, the Burlington area and the rest of the system to the west will be flushed.

Aqua Ohio does this annually to maintain water quality and to ensure hydrants are working properly and to flush out sediments in the system. This leads to cleaner pipes, better water quality, and improved capacity. It also makes sure that fire hydrants are in good working order and any needed repairs are made.

Customers may experience a slight drop in water pressure or temporary discoloration of their water while flushing is being done. Discolored water is safe for drinking, but people should refrain from doing laundry while flushing is taking place.

If there is discoloration, the company recommends allowing several cold-water faucets to run a short time until water runs clear.

Customers who have questions can call Aqua Ohio’s customer service center at 877-987-2782.