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Columbus City Utilities
1111 McClure Road
P.O. Box 1987
Columbus, IN

Annual Hydrant Flushing

As part of its annual flushing program for the water system, the Columbus City Utilities will be flushing hydrants throughout the city from September 11th thru September 14th.

The purpose of the flushing is to remove iron and manganese sedimentation from the water mains. This sedimentation, while completely safe from a health standpoint, can cause discoloration of clothing and other articles if agitated and brought into solution. Customers may experience some discoloration of their water in certain sections of the city during flushing. It is recommended that residents of the area being flushed avoid washing laundry the evening of the flushing as well the next morning.

Motorists are asked to use caution when approaching flushing crews. If the water spout obscures your vision of the roadway beyond the hydrants, please obey the directions of the Utility employee and wait for the flush to end. Parents are asked to please keep children from playing in the water flows, or around the flushing crews. The roads are generally open to all traffic and motorists may not see children due to the water spray.

Flushing will begin at 4:00 p.m. on each of the following evenings:

Monday, September 11th
Everything West of Haw Creek to the White River and South of U.S. 31 (National Road) to Water Street.

Tuesday, September 12th
Everything East of Haw Creek to U.S. 31 and all portions of the city West of White River and Flatrock River (Woodside, Tipton Lakes, Brookside, etc.)

Wednesday, September 13th
Everything East of Haw Creek and North of National road (Everroad Park East, Flintwood, Hiker Trace, etc.)

Thursday, September 14th
Everything West of Haw Creek and North of U.S. 31 (Forest Park, Everroad Park West, Park Forest, etc.)

The attached map shows each of the areas of the city and date of flushing activities. Click here to see the map.