Ormond Beach Firefighters To Conduct Hydrant Maintenance

By on March 3, 2017 in Community Stories

Ormond Beach, FL-City firefighters will be inspecting and conducting water flow testing of the City’s fire hydrants. These activities are performed annually to assure adequate water is available for fire suppression needs.

If a fire hydrant is in your yard, please be sure that it is clear of obstructions. The Florida Fire Prevention Code states: “Hydrants shall be clear from growth, vegetation, trash, fences, vehicles or storage of other materials that would obstruct a fire hydrant and hinder or prevent its immediate use by the fire department.”

The flow testing procedure requires firefighters to open fire hydrants and flow water for several minutes to obtain accurate flow pressures.  This procedure may cause tap water in the area to become discolored or cloudy.  This is a temporary condition that can be corrected by letting the tap water run until clear, which could take a few minutes. If the water remains discolored after a few minutes of flowing, please contact Ormond Beach Public Works at 386-676-3220.

Flow testing and inspection will be conducted:

March 20, 2017 – May 31, 2017

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. MondayFriday

The schedule for the upcoming week will be posted on the City’s website on Friday afternoons under “New and Announcements.”

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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