Danville Fire Department to begin hydrant flushing

Published 4:30 pm Monday, March 25, 2024

The City of Danville Fire Department began the hydrant testing/flushing process on Monday, March 25.

will announce on social media which area is to be flushed and tested each day. The schedule depends on a variety of factors such as weather and if any issues are found. Therefore, a schedule cannot be published prior to the start of the flushing process. Please check the City of Danville’s Facebook Page for updates or the social media feed at the bottom of the page at www.danvilleky.org

Flushing rids the water of mineral sediment, facilitates regular maintenance, and ensures the hydrants are in a high state of serviceability in the event of an emergency. During flushing the hydrants are tested as well.

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Periodic testing of fire hydrants is required to maintain the fire department’s protection rating and is necessary to ensure that the hydrants have adequate flow and pressure for firefighting.

During this process, Residents are encouraged to check for possible water discoloration prior to use. If water is discolored, it can usually be remedied by running a cold water tap for 4-5 minutes or until the water clears. Postponing laundry until water is clear (usually no more than one day) is recommended.

Water is safe to drink. Occasionally, water becomes discolored after hydrant flushing. If this happens, run your cold water tap for a few minutes until the water clears. If it doesn’t clear the first time, wait a few minutes, and run the water again. You should avoid washing clothes until the water clears.

If you have any questions, please call 859-238-1200