The Island City Public Works Department will conduct the Fall Fire Hydrant testing and maintenance. This will begin, Monday, October 17, 2016. Because of the additional time required to perform this testing, the project may extend thru October 28, 2016. This is necessary to ensure adequate water volume and pressure for fire suppression, to ensure fire hydrants are functioning properly, to rid the City’s water system of accumulations of sediment, and to detect any potential problems within the water system.
If you should detect any discoloration or sediment, let an outside faucet or a cold-water tap run until the discoloration clears. When clearing your lines, it is a good idea to remove aerators from your faucets prior to running the water to prevent them from clogging and reducing water pressure.
PLEASE BE SURE to check for water discoloration prior to washing clothes!
The entire system will be flushed and the discoloration should only last a short time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Hydrant flushing must be performed twice a year.