The City of Piqua will be installing
and operating five Automatic Hydrant Flushers throughout the
water distribution system beginning today, August 29th. 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 Road, near the
intersection of Linden Avenue and Mainer Avenue, and the
intersection of R M Davis Parkway and Covington Avenue.
These units will be in operation
this year throughout the month of September and then again on an
annual basis from June through September in the following years.
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.