Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule
The City of Marietta Fire Department will start hydrant flushing the lower Harmar area starting the week of May 20th, 2013. Flushing will commence when time permits and will follow this schedule below during the remainder of this month and into June until this area is completed. The area is outlined as follows:
Section 1 Area: (First to be flushed) From Putnam Avenue this will include all streets heading towards the Ohio River. Streets included would be as follows: Harmar Street, Franklin Street, Crawford Street, Fort Street, Maple Street, Market Street, Clinton Street, Lord Street, Barber Street, Fearing Street, Ward Street, Virginia Street, Gilman Street, and Browns Alley.
Section 2 Area: From Putnam Avenue heading towards and including Westview Avenue on Gilman Street. This also includes the lower section of Lancaster Street, New Street, and Wood Street.
Flushing of the city's fire hydrants is necessary to purge our water mains of accumulated mineral deposits that have built up over a period of time. It also provides valuable information such as flow rates to fight fires and maintenance problems that we might not be aware of.
It will take a considerable amount of time to flush all the hydrants in our system. After the above section outlined is completed, we will move on to the next part of the system and notify our customers in advanced in this same manner. The public is advised to be attentive while driving in the area being flushed for water on the roadway.
Customers are advised to watch for discolored water while using water for food preparation, laundry, or other water sensitive processes.
After flushing is completed, customers who are experiencing brown/discolored water are asked to flush their cold water lines to flush the service line from the main to their point of use in home or business. If problems persist, call the Water Treatment Plant as soon as possible at 374-6864 for further assistance. We appreciate your cooperation in the matter.