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