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Hydrant Flushing

The process of flushing hydrants prevents the buildup of deposits in water mains. When flushing hydrants, homes downstream of the hydrant may see redness for a short time in the water. The opening of the hydrant causes a water scouring effect that cleans the lines and ensures proper operation and longer-lasting water system. The Newark Water Department normally flushes the hydrants between April and November every year. The Newark Water Department flushes hydrants every month at a few points in the City of Newark.

 The City of Newark Water Department is conducting its annual fire hydrant flushing program. 

Starting September the 19th, 2020, and continuing until it is completed, we will be flushing zone 5-5. Zone 5-5 consists of the area south of West Main St., East of South 21st St., West of S.R. 79., North of Riley St.

Should customers have an issue with cloudy or discolored water, it is recommended that they run the cold water only.  Running the cold water will generally clear up any water quality problems.  Also, you should refrain from doing laundry if your water has a rusty tint to it.  If the problem continues contact the Newark Water Treatment Plant at (740) 349-6765.

To download a .pdf map of the flushing zones click here.