City Of Ontario Announces Fire Hydrant Testing Dates

City Of Ontario Announces Fire Hydrant Testing Dates

  • 6/19/2017 3:52:18 PM
  • WMFD Digital Team
  • Local News

ONTARIO, OH - Starting the week of June 26th, the Springfield Township Fire Department will begin flushing fire hydrants. Annual hydrant flushing is critical to ensure the continued reliability of the city's fire hydrants.

  • Week of 6/26: Park Avenue West (from Home Road to Rock Road), Allen Drive, Erla Drive, Lewis Road
  • Week of 7/3: Lexington-Springmill Road South, Lexington-Springmill Road North
  • Week of 7/10: West Fourth Street (Home Road to Stumbo Road), Walker Lake Road (Home Road to city limits west)
  • Week of 7/17: Shangri-La Avenue, Alexander Drive & East, Tranquil Way, Scenic Ridge, Horizon Drive, Richland Mall
  • Week of 7/24: Make-Up Week - Private Hydrants Anytime During the Week
  • Week of 7/31: Make-Up Week - Private Hydrants Anytime During the Week

Flushing will normally be done Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM. Some discoloration of water may occur during flushing due to sediments and particulates in water mains that are dislodged. Residents are strongly advised not to do laundry during these hours so as not to stain their clothing. The water is still safe to drink during discoloration.

Residents are also asked not to plant shrubs or trees within five feet of a fire hydrant, as this makes it difficult for firefighters to locate the hydrant in the event of an emergency. Residents with hydrants that are obscured will be asked to trim or remove the foliage around it.

For more information about the flushing program, contact the Ontario Water Department at 419-529-3815.

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