XENIA — Twice a year the City of Xenia flushes fire hydrants in order to test the hydrants and clean the water mains. Hydrant flushing is typically done in May and October to avoid any inclement weather conditions.
The hydrant maintenance for 2014 will occur on the weeks of May 5 and October 6. The flushing program will occur during the day from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
During this time, residents may notice discolored water, low water pressure and hydrants flowing in various areas. The water is safe to drink, however, it is suggested that all residents check the water before attempting to draw water or to do laundry. It isn’t uncommon that when hydrants are flushed in one area of the city, water may also become discolored in other areas.
If you have a water softener, it is suggested that the unit not be cycled at night unless the water has been checked. In addition, the softener can be bypassed if the water is discolored for any length of time.
For a map of the city outlining the zones for each day, visit www.xenia.oh.us. From the Home Page scroll over City Government and click on City Services, then click Seasonal Services on the left side of the page.