Dublin Villager

Flushing of city hydrants to continue through May 25

The Washington Township Fire Department will be conducting the annual spring flushing and pumping of the Dublin's 2,900-plus fire hydrants (those with green bases) through May 25.

Flushing and pumping will take place daily, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. throughout the city of Dublin.

Residents might experience brief periods of low water pressure or discolored water.

Fire officials said the conditions should be temporary. If discoloration occurs, residents are advised to run cold water for several minutes until it clears. That procedure should also be followed prior to washing laundry to avoid stains on clothing.

Hydrants with white bases are privately-owned. Owners of those hydrants are responsible for their flushing and pumping.

Flushing removes rust and any debris that might collect in the hydrant and pumping prevents freezing, which can damage the hydrant, leaving it inoperable.

Pumping is also necessary after every use during the winter months.

The Washington Township Fire Department provides fire prevention, fire suppression, emergency medical services, and education and safety programs for Washington Township, which encompasses portions of Franklin County including the city of Dublin and portions of Delaware and Union counties.