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Fire hydrant maintenance

5/8/2019
Fire hydrant maintenance activities (detail #3) scheduled by Division of Fire on Wednesday, May 8th:
  • N. Harris (8)
  • Pleasant Trail (7)
  • Harms (11)
  • Balmoral (6)
  • Douglas (8)
  • Dumbarton (12) 

Fire hydrant maintenance activities (detail #4) scheduled by Division of Fire on Thursday, May 9th:
  • Cary Jay (8)
  • Steven (9)
  • Albert (1)
  • Audrey (8)
  • Royal Oak (9)
  • Heather (3)
  • Rockledge (2)
  • Dundee (3)
  • Claymore (8)
  • Euclid Chagrin (8) 

Fire hydrant maintenance activities (detail #5) scheduled by Division of Fire on Friday, May 10th:
  • Highland (32)
  • School Complex (2)
  • City Park (6)
  • Richmond Park West (7)
  • Richmond Park East (7) 

Fire hydrant maintenance (detail #6) activities scheduled by Division of Fire on Monday, May 13th:
  • Meadowlane (9)
  • Radford (5)
  • Kenbridge (3)
  • Edgewood (7)
  • Richmond Town Sq (19)
  • Wilson Mills (10) 


Fire hydrant maintenance (detail #11) activities scheduled by Division of Fire on Monday, May 20th: 

  • County Airport (14)
  • Richmond Rd Highland To North Border (44)   
  • Stage 1 (1)                      


Fire hydrant maintenance (detail #12) activities scheduled by Division of Fire on Tuesday, May 21st: 

  • Richmond Bluffs (8)          
  • Danbury (2)                     
  • Wallingford Glen (1)         
  • Branford (1)                     
  • Woodbridge (3)                
  • Manchester (1)                
  • Bridgeport (5)         
  • Knollwood (8)                             
  • Glastonbury (2)                
  • Whethersfield (2)              
  • Litchfield (2)                     
  • Country Lane (2)              
  • Karen Isle (5)                             
  • Nann Linn (4)                             
  • Swetland /AEC (6)            


Fire hydrant maintenance activities (detail #13) scheduled by Division of Fire on Wednesday, May 22nd

  • Waterford (4)                             
  • Merit Drive & Businesses (15)     
  • Horizon (3)                       
  • White (7)                         
  • Brushview (5)                             
  • Chardonview (4)               
  • Brush (8)                         
  • Mulberry (1)                     
  • Huckleberry (2)                
  • Sandy Hill (4)                   
  • UH RMC (2) 


Fire hydrant maintenance activities (detail #14) scheduled by Division of Fire on Thursday, May 23rd:

  • Whiteway (6)                    
  • Loganberry (4)       
  • Chestnut (3) 
  • Ruth Ellen (3)                   
  • Skyline (7)                       
  • Glen Oval (1)                             
  • Sunset  (8)                       
  • Brookdale  (1)                  
  • Chelford (2)                     
  • Beverly Hills (3)                
  • Washington (4)      
  • Harrison (3)           
  • Newcome (2)


Fire hydrant maintenance activities (detail #15) scheduled by Division of Fire on Friday, May 24th: 

  • Chardon Road (34)           
  • Edgemont (4)


Signs are posted in the service areas 24 hours before the activity. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather conditions.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

What should you do when hydrants are being flushed in your area?
If you see a crew flushing a hydrant on your street, avoid running tap water and using the washing machine or the dishwasher until the flushing is completed. If you see hydrant flushing crews working in the area, please drive carefully and treat them like any other road construction crew.

Why is the water pressure low?
Your water pressure may be low due to the flushing of fire hydrants, which lowers the water pressure in the area that is being tested.

What should you do after the flushing?
If tap water is used during flushing, it could come out discolored. If you encounter discolored water, shut the water off and wait several minutes. After waiting, check the clarity by running cold water for a few minutes, allowing new water to work its way into your pipes. If the water is clear, it’s OK to use. If not, wait a few more minutes and check again. In some cases, there may be slight discoloration for a few hours. This discoloration only affects the appearance of the water, it does not affect the taste or water quality. Avoid washing laundry during scheduled flushing times. Wait until the water runs clear at the tap, then wash a load of dark clothes first. If pressure or volume seems low, check your faucet screens for trapped particles.

Why does your water look funny after hydrant flushing?
When a hydrant is opened, there will be temporary incidences of discolored water while fine sediment particles are flushed out. There is no health hazard associated with the discolored water. Allow a few hours for discoloration to dissipate. To verify water is clear, run your cold-water tap for a few minute.