Archive for Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tonganoxie City Fire Department to be testing fire hydrants in coming weeks

June 30, 2010

The Tonganoxie City Fire Department will be conducting fire hydrant testing for the next month or so beginning this week.

Hydrant testing is a required maintenance program that is done at least once a year to ensure the city's water system is functioning properly for fire protection.

Every effort is made to run the water until it is clear but in some instances the water will be cloudy after testing.

The activity of flowing these hydrants and the resulting turbulence can sometimes stir up sediment that is present in the water system.

Simply running your household faucet will usually clear up the water in your household water system. The water may be cloudy but it is safe. 

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