What to Expect When Hydrants Near You Home Are Being Inspected:
- Low water pressure.
- Water discoloration. This is caused by stirring up of sediment in the system and is not harmful.
Steps To Take:
- Avoid doing laundry when water is discolored to prevent discoloration of clothes.
- To remedy discoloration, run cold water in all your faucets for a few minutes or until clear.
Residents will receive door hanger notification in advance of hydrant inspections. For updates from AWD, follow us on Facebook and on Twitter.
Regular hydrant inspection and flushing is vital in maintaining a good water supply for both firefighting and drinking water. If residents experience prolonged periods of water discoloration, they should call AWD dispatch at 518-434-5322.