2023 Brimfield Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant Flushing




Portage County Public Water Systems


Portage County Water Resources – Portage County Water Resources will begin its Spring Water Main Flushing Program on Monday, May 8, 2023. The purpose of water main flushing is to remove settled mineral particles from our underground water mains and to continue to provide high-quality water to customers.

What to expect? Utility customers may experience low water pressure or discolored water during water main flushing. Water users are advised not to be alarmed if the water looks rusty during or immediately after hydrant flushing. This discolored water is caused by naturally occurring minerals being stirred up within the water mains. If this happens, please run cold water in bathtubs until the water runs clear. Only after the water returns to normal should laundry and other water projects be resumed. It may be necessary to run the water as long as 5 to 10 minutes. The water remains safe for drinking and cooking. Signs in each neighborhood to be flushed will be posted 24 hours in advance.The inconvenience which may result from water main flushing should not last more than a day. If problems persist, customers should call Water Resources at (330) 297-3685. PCWR wishes to thank our customers in advance for their patience as the flushing work is being completed. Please check this page for regular updates.

Please see attachments below for zone schedule and map.