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Posted on: April 9, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Water Treatment Plant Testing


The Water Department will be operating the backup Water Treatment Plant at Needmore Rd, Tuesday, April 9th. The purpose is to collect required samples needed to stay in compliance with EPA rules and regulations. The plant should only be in operation for approximately 2 to 3 hours, during the morning hours. This may reverse the flow of the water in the system disturbing a harmless mineral (iron) that settles in the water mains and cause a discoloration of the water in the southern part of the City.

Though rusty water may look and taste unpleasant, it is not generally a health concern. Iron in water is not a sign of harmful bacteria or lead, which are hazards. The limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for iron in drinking water are based on aesthetics (taste, odor, color), not safety concerns. The City of Huber Heights meets all drinking water standards including those set for iron. If you notice your water is discolored do not do laundry
until the water runs clear, if you have already started doing laundry do not dry any clothing until the disturbance is over. When the water runs clear,re-wash the items before drying. Your local grocery carries “Iron Out” and
other similar products that will remove discoloration from clothing if it is stained.

Most importantly, if you experience a rust color in your water, first make sure your hot water faucet is off and run the cold water for at least 5 minutes to see if it runs clear, if not please call the water department at 937-233-3292.

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