Firefighters are performing flow testing today, March 12, 2020, on fire hydrants in the following areas: Park Avenue to Court Street on Central Avenue; the 3900 to 4100 blocks of Central Avenue; the 1600 to 2300 blocks of Hobson Avenue; Woodlawn Avenue; Bristlecone, Shady Woods and Torrey courts; Pine Meadows Loop; the 1200 to 1400 blocks of Shady Grove Road; and Audobon, Campbell, Clark, Cooper, Dalewood, Gardner, Harvard, Jerome, Mason, North Mission, Poinsettia, Pringle, Pritchard, Shady Hills and Wood streets.
During hydrant maintenance and testing, water lines are flushed in order to test hydrant flow and water pressure levels for fire control purposes. The process also helps maintain the integrity of the City’s water distribution system, flushing out sediment or deposits that may naturally occur over time. Water customers in the immediate vicinity of the work may experience temporary discoloration of their water. If this takes place, customers are advised to clear the pipes in their home or business by running all the water faucets for a few minutes, and to postpone washing clothes. This discoloration usually lasts no more than a few hours, affecting only the appearance of the water, and not the taste or quality. If discoloration lasts more than 24 hours, contact the Utilities Service Center, 321-6200.