Fire Department begins annual testing of fire hydrants

Ponca City Now - September 15, 2015 9:58 am

City Manager Craig Stephenson said Monday that the Ponca City Fire Department has started its annual flow testing and maintenance of fire hydrants.

Testing will occur Monday through Thursday each week between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The flow testing will be completed in about five weeks, Stephenson said.

Hydrant testing near your home may cause your tap water to be discolored, Stephenson said. If discoloration is noticed, he said, you should allow water to flow from the faucets in your home until it becomes clear again. The discolored water is NOT a health threat, he said. However, the water should be monitored before washing clothes, because discolored water may stain clothing.

Residents who live in areas near bordering testing areas also should monitor their water on the days designated for testing in those areas.

TESTING SCHEDULE:

MONDAY
The area south of Hartford Avenue and west of Union Street

TUESDAY
The area south of Highland Avenue between Union Street and 14th Street

WEDNESDAY
The area north of Highland Avenue between Union Street and 14th Street, and the area north of Hartford Avenue west of Union Street

THURSDAY
The area east of 14th Street.

For more information contact Fire Chief Butch Herring, 767-0368.

 

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