SEBRING, Ohio (WKBN) – The Village of Sebring plans to begin flushing its water mainlines to reduce the possibility of lead leaching from older service lines and residential plumbing.
The “Unidirectional Flushing Program” will begin March 1 and continue though the week until completed. The water will be flushed and discharged from fire hydrants from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The village will close valves in a specific sequence to create water movement in one direction. The village says most customers will not notice any changes to their water during this time, although some homes may experience a slight drop in water pressure or discolored water. Customers aren’t expected to experience a water service interruption.
The village recommends running the faucets for a short time after flushing is completed, if the water is discolored. The discolored water does not pose a health hazard; however, iron, manganese and Orthophosphate may be stirred up within the water system during the flushing procedures.
If the discolored water does not clear up after running the tap for a few minutes or creates staining on the porcelain and laundry, customers should call the Village Water Department at 330-938-6144.