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 Release Date: May 27, 2014
 
City of Piqua Water Department Installing Automatic Hydrant Flushers
 

 Automatic Hydrant Flusher Connected to Fire Hydrant

Automatic Hydrant Flusher Connected to Fire Hydrant

 
The City of Piqua will be installing and operating five Automatic Hydrant Flushers throughout the water distribution system beginning today, May 27, 2014.  This is in an effort to improve the water quality by reducing the length of time the water stays in the lines (also known as water age). The shorter the water age the better quality water can be delivered to our customers.

During the time the units are activated, they will flush a great deal of water so they will be placed near a storm drain to help minimize any ponding of water. The water being flushed from the fire hydrants will also be dechlorinated so it is safe for the environment.

The water lines will be flushed prior to the placement of these units; however, there is a chance that when these units are first put into service, residents may notice a slight drop in their water pressure as well as a slight discoloration of the water. If you do experience some discoloration of your laundry, please do not dry your laundry and call the Water Department at (937) 778-2018 or (937) 778-2090. These units will be set to flush during off peak hours so this should also help to avoid any aesthetic problems.

The five locations of these flushing units are as follows:
Fox Drive area
Near the East Main Street Bridge
North CR 25A near Hetzler Rd.
Near the intersection of McKinley Ave. and Manier Ave.
Intersection of R M Davis Parkway and Covington Avenue

These units will be in operation this year throughout the month of September. We would like to thank everyone for their cooperation with this project as we continue to strive to deliver quality water to all of our water customers.

If you have any questions or concerns with this process, please feel free to contact Don Freisthler, Water System Superintendent at (937) 778-2090.

 
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