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Akron, Ohio

CITY OF AKRON CONDUCTING WATER MAIN FLUSHING PROGRAM

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City of Akron Press Release
Published: 10-07-2016

Akron, Ohio, Oct. 7, 2016 – The Akron Water Department will begin flushing hydrants in the West Akron, Downtown and Hawkins/Copley areas Sunday through Thursday evenings, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The city conducts this program within the Akron Bath, Coventry, Fairlawn, Hudson, Mogadore and other water retail service vicinities to help maintain the water quality and to increase and evaluate the amount of water available for firefighting purposes.

The Downtown Akron Area is bounded approximately by:

Margate Road to the North

West Exchange Street to the South

Broadway Street to the East

Merriman Road to the West

            The West Akron Area is bounded approximately by:

Mayfair Road to the North

Vernon Odom Blvd. to the South

Merriman Road to the East

Crestview Avenue to the West

Crews will also continue to flush hydrants in the Kenmore area beginning Thursday, October 6.

Water users are encouraged to check their cold water for discoloration prior to drawing water for cooking or use in automatic washers and dishwashers.  If discoloration is found, please discontinue use until water clears. Customers may call our automated phone system at 330-375-2554 for daily updates on streets being flushed; or you may select - Frequently Asked Questions and follow the prompts.

Water customers can also log on to www.akronohio.gov and select News Releases to get the latest hydrant flushing updates.  Should you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please call 330-375-2420.

For further information, contact:
Christine R. Curry
Director of Communications
166 S. High Street, Akron, OH 44308
www.akronohio.gov
Phone: 330/375-2209
E-mail: [email protected]

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