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Maintenance crews for the City of Xenia will be conducting hydrant flushing the week of October 7, 2019, in order to clean water mains.
Hydrants are flushed twice a year and is one of the measures taken to ensure citizen safety during fire emergencies.
While crews work to flush hydrants across the city, the water is safe to drink, however residents may notice discolored water, low water pressure and hydrants flowing for a long period of time. Residents should check their water before doing laundry or drawing water. Water discoloration can occur in other areas of the city while crews are flushing hydrants in another area.
The City recommends that residents who have water softeners not cycle the unit at night unless the water has been checked. The softener can also be bypassed if water is discolored for any length of time.
Flushing will be done the week of October 7 during the hours of 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. The tentative schedule is:
Northwest of W. Church St., North of W. Market St. and Dayton Ave. and West of N. Detroit St. (Beverly Hills, Fairmoor Heights, Timber Ridge, North Galloway Areas and Laynewood north of Dayton Ave.)
West of St. Rt. 35 and northwest of Bellbrook Ave. (The Colorado Sections of Arrowhead, Sterling Green, Childers, Reserve of Xenia and Wright Cycle Estates)
North of E. Church St. and east of N. Detroit St. including Amlin Heights and Old Springfield Pike. (Kinsey Meadows, Summer Brooke, Stadium Heights, Greene Memorial Hospital)
Between Church St., W. Market St. and Dayton Ave. on the north perimeter and along E. Third St., along Cincinnati Ave. to Industrial to Bellbrook Ave. out to St. Rt. US 35 as the southern perimeter with St. Rt. US 35 being the western perimeter. (Including Arrowhead north of US 35, Laynewood on both sides of W. Second St. and the Downtown Area going east to the Corporation Limit)
South of East and West Third Street and east of Bellbrook Ave to Industrial Blvd. South of Industrial Blvd. then east of Cincinnati Ave. down to US 35. (Including South Hill, Legacy, and Industrial Park)
If you have questions about the process, you can call the City of Xenia at 937-376-7232 or learn more online.