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Flushing Fire Hydrants in St. Albans Area

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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 1:55 pm

The Boles Fire Protection District will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the St. Albans area July 22-31.

Hydrant flushing will occur between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The hydrant flushing could cause some temporary discoloration of the water; however, the water is safe for consumption.

To clear the water, a cold water faucet should be turned on and allowed to run until it clears. The water should also be checked for discoloration before running it into the washing machine.

Periods of low pressure may be experienced during the hydrant flushing.

The Boles Fire Protection District ask residents, especially drivers take extra care during this time and take into account the possibility of water on the roadways, and Firefighters and Fire Trucks in the roadways.

Drivers should avoid driving through water that is flowing from hydrants. The hydrant will only be open for a few short minutes.

The purpose of hydrant flushing is to clean the water mains and to check the mechanical condition and reliability of the fire hydrants and available water supply for firefighting purposes. For questions, people may contact Chief Casey at 636-742-2515, extension 224.

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