The Canal Winchester Division of Water will be flushing fire hydrants from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from April 5-30.

The Canal Winchester Division of Water will be flushing fire hydrants from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from April 5-30.

Flushing verifies proper operation of hydrants and valves, and maintains firefighting capabilities. Hydrant flushing also enhances water quality by removing sediment from main line pipes.

During or immediately after hydrant flushing, tap water may be discolored. According to village officials, the discoloration may last a few hours, but it poses no health threat.

Residents are advised to avoid washing laundry during scheduled flushing hours. After hydrants in have been flushed, residents should wait until water from the tap runs clear, and then begin with a load of dark laundry.

If water pressure or volume seems low, check faucet screens for trapped particles.

For more information, including when the village will be flushing in specific area, call the Canal Winchester Division of Water at (614) 837-5623.