Oberlin water system to be flushed

Staff Report

The Oberlin water department will be flushing water mains in the city to test fire hydrants and improve water quality.

This routine maintenance procedure will begin Monday, June 19 and continue through Monday, July 3.

The majority of the flushing will be performed between the hours of midnight and 7 a.m. in order to minimize inconvenience to water customers. If required, flushing may continue during daytime hours.

The patience and cooperation of the city’s water customers will be appreciated during this time, said water superintendent Jerry Hade.

He advised to check tap water for discoloration before starting laundry or food preparation. If the water is cloudy, only cold water faucets should be turned on until the water clears.

Staff Report