Hydrant Flushing

Fire Hydrant Flushing takes place April 17 – May 19, 2017

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Hydrant Flushing will take place in the City of Worthington between April 17 and May 19, 2017. There is no exact street schedule of when the Fire Department will be flushing hydrants. The hydrants will be flushed according to crew availability. It is best to check your water quality for any sediment or discoloration during this time period before doing laundry, cleaning or cooking to be sure the water is clear.

  • Week of April 17th – north of West Dublin Granville Road, west of High Street, east of the Olentangy River.
  • Week of April 24th - north of West Dublin Granville Road, west of the Olentangy River, including Brookside Estates (Perry Township).
  • Week of May 1st – south of Dublin Granville Road, west of High Street, including the Village of Riverlea
  • Week of May 8th – south of Dublin Granville Road, east of High Street and Sharon Township south of Worthington.
  • Week of May 15th – north of Dublin Granville Road, east of High Street.
If you have any questions or want updates on progression, please call the Worthington Division of Fire 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 private and are checked and serviced by Ohio American Water Franklin County. You may contact them directly for flushing date(s). Their telephone number is 1-800-673-5999.