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Hydrant flushing has begun

Published: June 14, 2017 12:00 AM
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TWINSBURG -- The Twinsburg Fire Department has begun hydrant flushing throughout the community.

The flushing is necessary to maintain the nearly 1,900 fire hydrants located throughout the city and Twinsburg Township, according to the TFD. Water mains of any age can fail during flushing, and it is best that problems are discovered during flushing rather than when they are needed in an emergency.

The fire department hopes to have the flushing completed before the end of summer. The department expects flushing to continue through July or August.

Twinsburg Fire follows policies for hydrant flushing as established by the Cleveland Division of Water. The TFD asks that residents exercise caution on the roadways and take note of several other items, including:

■ Driving slowly past fire crews who are flushing in the roadway. Crews will be in safety vests;

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■ Being aware of pooling water in roadways after flushing;

■ Discolored water. Residential water supplies are tied to the same mains as fire hydrants. Run faucets until the water clears; and

■ Reporting any long-term pressure changes or obvious water main breaks;

Contact the Twinsburg Fire Department at 330-963-6256 with questions.


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