Firefighters are performing flow testing today, March 20, 2020, on fire hydrants in the following areas: the 2800 to 3500 blocks of Central Avenue; Leigh, Melissa and Woodall circles; Myrick Court; Bayshore, Bellaire, Lakeshore and Peninsula drives; Blackhawk, Crackerbox and Services lanes; Cliff, Clubhouse and Eagle loops; Sanson Place; Halteria and Stearns points; Lakepark and Weston roads; the 2000 block of Higdon Ferry Road; the 100 to 700 blocks of Twin Points Road; Halteria, Jeff, John Owens, Leawood, Lowery, Mote, Ruby, Sawtooth Oak, Scottwood and Vista streets; Deanwood Terrace and Huntleigh Woods Condominiums.
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.