Flushing For A Reason

08:27 online hydrant flush

Water runs rusty as Crothersville Water Utility Supervisor Chris Mains opens a fire hydrant along Oak Street during the semi-annual hydrant flush in town.

Mains said the opening and closing of the hydrants not only allows rust and sediment to be removed from the water system but also allows local utility workers to find which hydrants need maintenance or replacement so they are ready for service in the event of a fire.

Mains said of the 106 fire hydrants within the system, two were found to be non-working and three had low water flow. “Those five should be back in service within a month,” Mains added.