Hydrant Flushing is a citywide activity and is generally scheduled for the last week in March and lasts almost 2 weeks. Customers are advised during this time that they may see a slight discoloration of their water, but it is safe for drinking. Users should check the cold water for clarity and run clear before using it for laundry.
The City water is monitored daily for chlorine, monthly for bacteria and quarterly for disinfection by products.
Use of a fire hydrant is permitted by city employees only. Anyone seeing someone other than a city employee using a hydrant should contact the Water Department at 330-626-2856 or the Police Department on their non-emergency number at 330-626-4976. No outside contractors or landscapers are to be on any hydrant for any reason.