Fire hydrant flushing and testing set
Danville fire officials will continue flushing hydrants throughout the city to ensure they work in an emergency.
Signs will be posted in each area before flushing begins. Streets include adjacent areas and roadways. Rain and emergencies may delay testing. Flushing will be done between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. on the following days:
- Friday, Ben Ali area, Danville Square, Bluegrass subdivision and Bluegrass Pike
- Monday, South Fourth Street, Kentucky School for the Deaf area, Stockyards area and J.E. Woods Drive
- Sept. 11, Stanford Road area
- Sept. 12, Highland Court, Duncan Hill, Baughman and Imperial Mobile Home Park
- Sept. 13, Cloverdale, Ridgefield and Paula Heights subdivisions
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 water lines are moved, replaced, back flushed or repaired and rust breaks loose from old pipes.
Customers are advised to check their water for signs of discoloration prior to doing laundry. If you notice discoloration in the water, let it run until it clears before doing laundry. This usually takes less than five minutes. If laundry appears stained, keep the articles wet and rewash them using a rust-removing compound. Do not use bleach on stained laundry, as it will “set” the stain.