Hydrant Flushing

Fire Hydrant Flushing takes place April 16 – May 18, 2018

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Annual Spring Fire Hydrant Preventative Maintenance and Flushing Program

The Worthington Division of Fire & EMS will be conducting its annual spring fire hydrant preventative maintenance programming beginning the week of April 16, 2018. It is anticipated that this vital program will be completed the week of May 14, 2018. During the inspection process the 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. The firefighters will do their best to stay within the schedule noted below; however, weather and calls for emergency service may cause some slight deviations. 

Week of April 16th – Worthington north of West Dublin Granville Road, west of High Street, east of the Olentangy River.

Week of April 23rd  – Worthington north of West Dublin Granville Road, west of the Olentangy River, including Brookside Estates
                                     (Perry Township)

Week of April 30th – Worthington south of Dublin Granville Road, west of High Street, including Village of Riverlea

Week of May 7th – Worthington south of Dublin Granville Road, east of High Street and Sharon Township south of Worthington

Week of May 14th – 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 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.