Aqua Ohio will conduct water main flushing in the Mentor and Mentor on the Lake service areas Monday through Friday, April 2 through April 27 between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:30 pm.
“Flushing is an important part of our system’s regular maintenance program. It ensures hydrants and valves are working properly and helps prevent sediment buildup,” said Aqua’s area manager, Bill Bowers. “Aqua Ohio consistently meets or exceeds all drinking water standards and maintaining the distribution system helps preserve that quality and reliability.”
No interruptions in water service will occur as a result of the flushing but customers may notice water pressure fluctuations or temporary water discoloration. If possible, customers should refrain from doing laundry to avoid staining while the flushing is taking place near their home. If tap water is discolored, allow it to run until clear. Running several cold-water faucets at the same time will help the water clear faster.
The company will begin flushing in the area near the Aqua water treatment plant located on Twilight Drive in Mentor on the Lake. Crews will flush the system going east to State Route 44 and south to State Route 2, as well as going west to the Willoughby City limits and moving south to State Route 2, systematically.
Customers who have questions may call Aqua’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 877.987.2782.