City of Xenia Plans May Hydrant Flushing

City of Xenia maintenance crews will flush City fire hydrants beginning Monday, May 6th in order to test the hydrants and clean the water mains. Hydrant flushing is typically done in May and October to avoid any inclement weather conditions and is intended to further keep citizens safe in case of fire emergencies.

The city-wide flushing has been scheduled the entire week of May 6, 2019. Flushing hours are 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m daily.

During the week, residents should not be alarmed, but may notice discolored water, low water pressure and hydrants flowing for long periods of time. The water is safe to drink, however, it is suggested that ALL residents check their water before attempting to draw water, or to do laundry. Residents should be aware that when hydrants are flushed in one area of the City, water could also become discolored in other areas.

For residents with water softeners, it is suggested the unit not be cycled at night unless the water has been checked. In addition, the softener can be bypassed if the water is discolored for any length of time.

The tentative schedule for flushing is:

Monday: Northwest of W. Church St., North of Market St. and Dayton Ave. and West of N. Detroit St. (Beverly Hills, Fairmoor Heights, Timber Ridge, North Galloway Areas and Laynewood north of Dayton Ave.)
Tuesday: West of St. Rt. 35 and Northwest of Bellbrook Ave. (The Colorado Sections of Arrowhead, Sterling Green, Childers, Reserve of Xenia and Wright Cycle Estates)
Wednesday: North of East Church St. and East of N. Detroit St. including Amlin Heights and Old Springfield Pike. (Kinsey Meadows, Summer Brooke, Stadium Heights, Greene Memorial Hospital)
Thursday: Between Church St., Market St. and Dayton Ave. on the North and South of E. Third St. along Cincinnati Ave. to Industrial to Bellbrook Ave. and Northeast of St. Rt. US 35. (Including Arrowhead north of US 35, Laynewood on both sides of W. Second St. and the Downtown Area going east to the Corporation Limit)
Friday: South of Third Street and East of Bellbrook Ave to Industrial Blvd. then East of Cincinnati Ave. (Including South Hill, Legacy, and Industrial Park)

Page 2, City of Xenia Hydrant Flushing Schedule, Press Release

For more information, residents can call the City of Xenia at 937-376-7232, or visit the official City of Xenia website,, and entering “Seasonal Services” in the site search box for a map outlining the hydrant flushing zones.  

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