Hydrant Flushing Details

by Katie McGraw on May 14, 2013 at 6:38 am

The Zanesville Fire Department will be flushing the hydrants around Zanesville for the next few days.

Starting tomorrow, from 7:30 a.m.. to 2:30 p.m.., ZFD will be focusing on the east end of Zanesville. From the water treatment plant, down by Underwood, and north of Greenwood Avenue.

"And then on the next day we will be working south of Greenwood and then east of Pine Street and then on the next Monday we will downtown and that will finish up everything east of those those three days," said Eric Waltemire, the Deputy Fire Chief for ZFD.

It’s important to be aware of where your home is in relation to where the flushing is occurring and not doing laundry those days, especially whites, because it will discolor your clothing, and you will not be able to remove the stains.

"It will stir that stuff up and then it will come out in your water tap or could. Not saying that it will, but it could come out in your water tap and if you have a load of laundry in especially white clothes, you could discolor your white clothes."

Waltemire said besides removing the iron build up in the water lines, another positive of hydrant flushing, is it allows the fire department to get out, and be sure each hydrant is in working order in case of fire.