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Fire Hydrant Testing

The Village of Elmore will be completing fire hydrant flushing & testing throughout the Village of Elmore the week of October 26 –30, 2020. This testing and flushing program is very important to the maintenance of our domestic water distribution system. This allows the Village serviceman to systematically open hydrants and verify the water can flow at a high velocity through the main distribution lines.

You may encounter a temporary drop in water pressure and/or rusty/brown water during flushing operations. Avoid using a dishwasher, washing machine, and turning on the faucets while in your area. The high velocity testing causes minerals and deposits in the piping to become unsettled causing this discoloration. Run your hot & cold faucets to let the water clear before you use it.

Please be aware and careful while driving by the area when we are performing the testing. Thanks in advance for your help and consideration!

David Hower, Village Administrator, 419-862-2667