Planned Maintenance

Jefferson Water and Sewer District is continually looking for the best way of providing the latest and most efficient service for it's valued customers.

As technologies advance and the need for better utility procedures arise, JWSD is committed to making every aspect of its services the most reliable for the residents and community of Jefferson Township.

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JWSD Scheduled Maintenance and Project Listing

Flushing notifications will be sent via an automated phone/email system.  You will be notified when we will be in your area.  If you would like to be notified via phone, e-mail or text message, you may register your information by clicking this link: Phonetree Signup. If you would like to have your number removed from the Phonetree system, please contact us via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 614-864-0740

Why does the Water District conduct hydrant flushing every year?

Jefferson Water and Sewer District uses a flushing program to maintain water quality. Conducted every spring, conventional flushing consists of opening hydrants in a specified neighborhood to flush out accumulated mineral sediment. The source of Jefferson’s water has high levels of naturally occurring minerals. As water travels through the mains, the minerals settle and build up over time. A change in direction or rate of flow of the water in the mains (due to a water main break or an open hydrant used for fire fighting) can disturb the sediment resulting in discolored water. If not removed, these minerals may cause water quality deterioration, or taste and/or odor problems. Flushing removes this deposited sediment.

Spot flushing is also often used in Jefferson Water and Sewer District in areas that have a low flow or a dead end in the distribution system. This type of flushing will still be utilized throughout the entire year when weather permits.

What are the benefits of flushing?

The benefits of flushing include maintaining and improving the water quality level in the water mains, reducing bacterial growth, improve color and clearness, control corrosion and restore flow and pressures in the distribution system. These benefits prolong the life of the distribution system, and cut down on costly repairs.

When will flushing be done in my neighborhood?

Flushing notifications will be on the left hand side of your bill during this season. You will also receive a phone/email notification if you have signed up for our Phonetree system. Flushing will normally occur between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM and will last for a period of three weeks to a month. Water service should not be interrupted, but you may notice a decrease in pressure. If the water appears discolored, it is not a health hazard and is safe for consumption. It is recommended that you give it a few hours to clear up then run your cold water faucet for a few minutes to make sure the water is cleared.

If you are experiencing discolored water:

If discolored water occurs, it is not a health hazard. However, during the testing procedures, minerals may become stirred up within the water main, which may cause staining on porcelain and light colored laundry. If there are any water quality questions, please contact us via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 614-864-0740.

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