The Columbus Division of Fire will be conducting the annual flushing of all City of Columbus hydrants. Please note: you may experience low pressure or discolored, rusty water while hydrants are flushed in your neighborhood. Learn what to do during a rusty water event.
2013 Schedule (updated annually in April)
Columbus flushing will begin April 29 and run through July 22 (9am - 5pm).
The Columbus metro area schedule runs longer, as follows:
- Bexley: August 5 - 19
- Columbus: April 29 - July 22 (Daily 9am - 5pm)
Daily Hotline for Flushing Areas: 645-4055
Completed in two phases (details below)
- Dublin: May 1 to June 30
- Franklin County: Varies
Townships will flush when Columbus Fire is in the area
- Gahanna Water: April 25 - August 25
- Grandview: April 1 - 30
- Grove City: May 13 - June 13
Monday - Friday
- Hilliard: May 1 - 31
Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm
- New Albany: May 1 - 31
- Obetz: September 3 - October 31
Hamilton Meadows, Lockbourne & Shadesville
- Reynoldsburg: September 9 - 30
- Upper Arlington: April 15 - 27
West Clinton Township
- Whitehall: May 13 - June 28
Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 8:30am - 4 pm
- Worthington: April 22 - May 31
Includes Westview, Rosslynn & Kanawha
- Valleyview: Included in Columbus schedule
Daily Hotline for Flushing Areas: 645-4055 or 645-7641
Columbus flushing will be completed in two phases: Phase 1 (April 29 - June 10) includes: the far Northwest side, Tuttle Crossing, Fishinger/Mill Run, the University area, Clintonville, Linden, the city's East Side and the South End. See Map (updated 5/8/13).
Phase 2 (June 11 - July 22) includes: Downtown, German Village, the Near East Side, the city's West Side, Franklinton, Hiltonia, the Northeast Side, Little Turtle, Easton and Northland. See Map (updated 6/5/13).
For information about temporary hydrant use, permits or other hydrant contact information (report leaking hydrants, etc), visit our main Fire Hydrants page.