Dublin, OH, September 09, 2017 – Washington Township Fire Department will be conducting the annual fall flushing, pumping and flow test of certain hydrants. From September 18, 2017 through October 31, 2017. Flushing, pumping and flow testing will take place daily, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. throughout the City of Dublin. During this time, residents may experience brief periods of low water pressure or water discoloration. These conditions will be temporary. If discoloration occurs, residents are advised to run cold water for several minutes until it clears. This should also be done prior to washing laundry to avoid stains on clothing.
Hydrants with white bases are privately owned. Owners of these hydrants are responsible for their flushing and pumping. Flushing removes rust and any debris that may collect in the hydrant and pumping prevents freezing, which can damage the hydrant, leaving it inoperable. Pumping is also necessary after every use during the winter months.
The Washington Township Fire Department provides fire prevention, fire suppression, emergency medical services, and education and safety programs for Washington Township, which encompasses portions of Franklin County including the City of Dublin and portions of Delaware and Union Counties.
For more information, contact:
Leslie Dybiec, Public Information Officer
Phone: (614) 652-3920
Fax: (614) 766-2507