City Notes: Hydrant flushing begins May 3

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The city of Tallmadge Water Department will begin the annual fire hydrant flushing program on Monday, May 3. Hydrant flushing will take place Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m .to 3:30 p.m. The program should be completed by June 1.

The primary purpose of this program is to verify the proper operation of fire hydrants and water mains through periodic inspections, flow testing, and preventative maintenance.

Signs will be posted to alert residents of areas of hydrant flushing. Fire hydrant flushing may cause temporary inconveniences such as a reduction in water pressure and aesthetic issues such as discoloration of the drinking water. Discolored water poses no threat to the public’s health, but it may stain laundry and if consumed may have an unpleasant taste.

If you notice discolored water coming from your faucet, run the cold water at the lowest level of your home or business until clear. Contact the Tallmadge Water Department at 330-633-0851 if you have questions or concerns.