St. Peters fire hydrant testing may discolor water

9:24 AM, Mar 21, 2013   |    comments
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ST. PETERS, Mo (KSDK) - St. Peters residents may notice discolored water around April 1.

Central County Fire and Rescue crews will begin checking 3,554 fire hydrants next month to make sure they have a working water supply.

Firefighters will also be cleaning and checking the threads of the hydrants, flush the lines and check for flow levels.

The hydrant testing may cause water discoloration for a short time because of fine amounts of sediment being flushed out of the water main lines.   

"If you notice a discoloration we recommend running cold water for five minutes, this should allow all of the sediment to clear from the line," said CCFR Chief Russ Mason.


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