The Danville Fire Department will begin spring hydrant flushing and testing on Tuesday. Visit www.ci.danville.ky.us for a detailed map of each area and weekly schedule updates or tune in to the Charlie Perry Show on WHIR AM 1230 each morning between 6 and 7 a.m. for a daily live update.
Signs will be posted in each area before flushing begins. Flushing will be completed between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Hydrant flushing and testing is done to ensure all city-owned hydrants and water lines are operating properly and will be usable during a fire emergency.
Hydrant flushing may cause discoloration of your household water in or near the areas being tested, which is a result of iron deposits being disturbed during the flushing process.
Iron deposits can build up inside pressure tanks, water heaters and water pipes.
It occasionally breaks loose, causing rusty water when faucets are first opened.
This happens especially when city or household waterlines are disturbed and rust breaks loose from old pipes.