Biannual Fire Hydrant Flushing & Testing

April 17, 2019 News

The Danville Fire Department will begin the 2019 Spring hydrant flushing and testing on Monday, April 22, 2019.

Signs will be posted in each area before flushing begins. Flushing will be done between 8:30 AM and 4:45 PM. Hydrant flushing and testing is done to ensure that 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 water lines are disturbed (e.g. 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.

Listed is the tentative schedule. Streets include adjacent areas and roadways. Rain and emergencies may delay testing:

  1. Monday, April 22 - Green Acres, Candlewood, Danville High School area
  2. Tuesday, April 23 - East Main Street, Hill n Dale area
  3. Wednesday, April 24 - Indian Hills, Lexington Road and Goggin Area, Grabruck area
  4. Thursday, April 25 - Shakertown Road area thru North 6th Street
  5. Friday, April 26 - Streamland, Colonial, Brookcove subdivisions
  6. Monday, April 29 - Downtown area, includes Broadway to Martin Luther King (firefighters will also be testing the downtown area beginning at 7 PM to avoid traffic problems)
  7. Tuesday, April 30 - Maple Avenue area, Argyll subdivision, Hardee Street area, Caldwell Manor
  8. Wednesday, May 1 - West Danville, Boyle County High School area and Millennium Park
  9. Thursday, May 2 - Ben Ali area, Danville Square and Bluegrass Subdivision, Bluegrass Pike
  10. Friday, May 3 - South Fourth Street, KSD area, Stockyards area and J.E. Woods Drive
  11. Monday, May 6 - Stanford Road area
  12. Tuesday, May 7 - Highland Ct., Duncan Hill, Baughman and Imperial Trailer Park
  13. Wednesday, April 27 - Cloverdale, Ridgefield, Paula Heights subdivisions
  14. Thursday, May 8 - Lincoln, Jefferson, Madison, Lisa areas and Brookshire subdivision
  15. Friday, May 9 - South Danville bypass area, Walton and May Boulevard, Popplewell
  16. Monday, May 12 - Stewarts Lane, Lebanon Road, Industrial Park, Corporate Drive areas

For more information contact: Danville Fire Department (859) 238-1211

Chief Ken Pflug

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