Woodstock To Start Fire Hydrant Maintenance on Monday
The Woodstock Fire Department will start its routine fire hydrant maintenance on Monday and will continue testing through April 30.
The Woodstock Fire Department will start its fire hydrant maintenance next week.
The department will kick off the maintenance on Monday and the maintenance will run though April 30.
Residents may notice some water discoloration that will be temporary.
The discoloration won't harm people, but it could stain light-colored clothing.
"The discoloration is the result of sediment that is always present in waterlines being stirred up during hydrant testing," according to a city press release. "As part of testing procedures, the Fire Department will flow each hydrant until the water is clear, however smaller water lines that lead to each house may still have cloudy water. This condition may be remedied by flowing water from the tap until it is clear."
Fire hydrant maintenance is important in order to ensure the city has properly working hydrants.
The department performs the maintenance twice a year. The hydrants are painted, flowed and greased. This procedure is a component of the Insurance Service Office, or ISO, rating system.
Woodstock currently has an ISO rating of 3, with 1 being the best, and 10 being the least desirable.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Woodstock Fire Marshal Jimmy Eley at (770) 926-2896.