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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing Program

Hydrant flushing

The City of Tallmadge Water Department will begin the annual fire hydrant flushing program on Monday, April 1, 2019. Hydrant flushing will take place Monday through Friday between 7:30am and 3:30pm. The program should be completed by May 17. The primary purpose of this program is to verify the proper operation of the city’s fire hydrants through periodic inspections, flow testing, and preventative maintenance.

Signs will be posted to alert residents of areas of hydrant flushing. Fire hydrant flushing may cause temporary inconveniences such as a reduction in water pressure and aesthetic issues such as discoloration of the drinking water. Discolored water poses no threat to the public’s health, but it will stain laundry and if consumed may have an unpleasant taste.

Your cooperation with this program is appreciated. If you notice discolored water coming from your faucet, please flush the cold water until clear. Contact the Tallmadge Water Department @ 330-633-0851 if you have questions or concerns.

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