April 1, 2020
Spring Hydrant Flushing Postponed
“City-wide hydrant flushing for the Spring was scheduled to begin Monday, April 20, 2020, but we have decided to postpone the work until further notice. We may only do one round of hydrant flushing this year instead of two depending on when we can safely return to full staffing levels,” stated Assistant City Manager/Public Works Director Gary Clough.
Clough continued, “This type of work requires two city staff members to be in close proximity of each other to complete the work. The distance is well below the social distancing guidelines of six or more feet currently ordered by the Ohio Department of Health. We are also at minimum staffing at this time and they are responding to emergencies and line locates only. So for the health and safety of our employees, we have postponed this work for now.”
For additional information about how the COVID-19 pandemic as it pertains to city operations, please visit the city’s COVID-19 Update website at: www.sidneyoh.com/465/COVID-19-Update.