Wauseon beginning hydrant flushing next week

The Wauseon Public Works department on Monday will begin working their way through town flushing fire hydrants. This is done to ensure that all hydrants are in working order for fire protection and to remove any mineral deposits that may accumulate in the water distribution system.

The process will begin on the south side of town working their way north and will take about two weeks from start to finish.

To ensure that this work can be completed in a safe and timely manner, city officials ask residents to take note of the following:

– Use caution when approaching any flushing operations

– Limit water usage when flushing operations are happening in/around your neighborhood to minimize water discoloration

– Refrain from doing laundry on weekdays during the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. when flushing operations are happening in/around your neighborhood – Check the color of your water prior to doing any laundry as discolored water may stain clothing – especially whites

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Public Works Department at 419-335-8376.