Sulphur to begin testing fire hydrants - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sulphur to begin testing fire hydrants

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)
SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) -

The Sulphur Fire Department will be testing and inspecting fire hydrants beginning March 17.

Mayor Chris Duncan said the testing will last through April.

"Residents may notice discolored tap water as the city's fire hydrants are flushed," Duncan said in a news release. "This annual testing is essential to maintain the Fire Department Class 2 fire rating and to ensure that hydrants are operating efficiently for fire protection purposes."

Duncan said if residents notice discoloration in their water, it is not a cause for concern.

Residents are encouraged to run water until it is clear before washing clothes or drinking it. In most instances, the water will clear in approximately five minutes.

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