Lake Charles FD begins water hydrant flushing - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles FD begins water hydrant flushing

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)
Starting Tuesday, the Lake Charles Fire Department will conduct its semi-annual testing of water hydrants in the City of Lake Charles, Ward 3 and District 2.

The testing is required in order for the fire department to maintain its Class Two Fire Rating.

"The flushing of water hydrants stirs up iron particles and other settled material and may result in a temporary rust-colored condition in the water lines of residences or businesses when the water is in use, but this is a temporary condition, and the water is safe for domestic use," said the City of Lake Charles in a statement.

Residents who experience discolored water can pick up detergent provided by the fire department at the LCFD Administration building, located at 4200 Kirkman St.

For more information, call 491-1598 or 491-1599.

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