Hydrant Flushing

2021 fire hydrant flushing will take place in the spring. Dates will be posted here when they are available. 
2020 information is provided below.

Fire 2020 Hydrant flushing map
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Annual Spring Fire Hydrant Preventative Maintenance and Flushing Program

The Worthington Division of Fire & EMS conducts annual fire hydrant preventative maintenance programming in the spring of each year. During the inspection process, firefighters will be opening and flowing water from the hydrants, which may cause a temporary lower pressure than normal and temporary discoloration of your water. You should not wash clothes when the water is discolored. New in 2020, firefighters marked each hydrant with an identification number to help create a formal maintenance record for each hydrant. The ID system also gives the City the ability to apply for grant dollars and could lower our Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating. A low ISO rating can help lower homeowner insurance rates. 

The firefighters will do their best to stay within the schedule, however, weather and calls for emergency service may cause some slight deviations. 

2020 dates:

Week of April 20 – Worthington north of West Dublin Granville Road, west of High Street, east of the Olentangy River.

Week of April 27  – Worthington north of West Dublin Granville Road, west of the Olentangy River, including Brookside Estates (Perry Township)

Week of May 4 – Worthington south of Dublin Granville Road, west of High Street, including Village of Riverlea

Week of May 11 – Worthington south of Dublin Granville Road, east of High Street and Sharon Township south of Worthington

Week of May 18 – Worthington north of Dublin Granville Road, east of High Street.

If you have any questions or want updates on progression, please call the fire station at 614-885-7640.

Water Quality Tips

On the date(s) we may be on your street or in your area avoid doing any laundry, cleaning, cooking, etc. until after flushing is complete and water quality returns to normal. We also recommend you avoid drinking the tap water until it is free of sediment. You can check the water by simply running your tap and filling a glass to make certain no visible sediment, rust, or discoloration is present. Normally water quality returns to normal within a few hours after flushing. If it does not, running taps within your home may help restore water quality more quickly.

If you accidentally wash or stain laundry with rusty water, DO NOT DRY THE CLOTHING. Go to your local home supply store or grocery where you can purchase cleaning agents designed to remove such stains and re-wash the items per package directions.

We do not stock rust removal agents/detergents for residents and can offer no further assistance than the information on this page.

The hydrants in Worthington Hills are checked and serviced by Aqua Ohio.  You may contact them directly for flushing date(s).  Aqua Ohio customer service can be reached by calling 877-987-2782.