Hydrant Flushing

by Brittany Harris on September 17, 2010 at 4:53 am

The Zanesville Fire Department’s annual hydrant flushing is coming up.

Starting next Monday 1,100 hydrants will be flushed out. Fire Chief Dave Lacy says it’s important to do so that fire hoses aren’t plugged up by minerals and sludge when being used for an emergency.

Due to water discoloration and low pressure, it is recommended for residents to not use their water during the time of the flushing, which he says will only last for a short period of time.

He also asks that people not tamper with the hydrants. In the past, they have discovered toys and other items inside the hydrants, which is potentially dangerous to firefighters who rely on the hose to work effectively.

The flushings will happen between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and run Monday through Thursday.