Water Hydrant Flushing

will occur during the week of September 18-23, 2022

between the hours of 9:30 pm and 6:00 am

 

Hydrant flushing is the quick release of water from fire hydrants. It’s a controlled procedure that is vital to the general maintenance of the Village’s water distribution system.  It ensures adequate water flow is available to fire fighters, residents, and businesses. 

 

What are the effects of hydrant flushing?

Hydrant flushing helps ensure water quality and helps avoid random bouts of discolored water if there is a high demand for water, caused by a major firefighting effort or water main break.

During the flushing of a hydrant, some customers may notice reduced water pressure. This is why hydrants are flushed overnight rather than during daytime hours.

 

Why is my water discolored from the hydrant flushing?  Is the water safe?

Sometimes hydrant flushing can make the water temporarily appear discolored because the iron and other mineral deposits in the water mains get stirred up.  There is no health hazard associated with discolored water.  Water is safe to use and consume during hydrant flushing, however it may stain laundry. Let your water run a few minutes after the hydrants are flushed allowing the water to clear.

 

My water is discolored.  What should I do?

Wait until flushing has subsided in your area then run a cold water tap until the water runs clear. 

 

Remember discolored water is safe, but it may stain laundry.  If this happens, keep clothes wet and treat them with stain remover.

 

Further questions can be answered by calling the office at 937-687-1341.

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New Lebanon Police Department

198 S. Clayton Road
New Lebanon Ohio 45345


Dispatch/Non Emergency 937-687-3080

 

Village Office 937-687-1341
 

Montgomery County Municipal Court Western Division
937-687-9099

 

Emergency Call 9-1-1

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Municipality of New Lebanon, Ohio

198 S. Clayton Road
New Lebanon Ohio 45345

Village Office 937-687-1341

Fax 937-687-1213

 

Department of Economic Development

937-687-3700

 

Glena Gebhart Madden

Municipal Manager