On Wednesday, July 20th at approximately 9 am a Hydrant Fire Flow Test will be conducted at 142 North Road.
How will this effect you? Water conditions in the northeast quadrant of Town (specifically homes and businesses in close proximity to the areas list above) may notice a temporary drop in pressure or experience discolored water which is normal during flow testing and should subside overnight. Even though flow testing may not be directly on your street, connecting streets COULD experience some, all, or none of the same affects as that of the actual test location. Avoid drawing in mineral sediment by limiting water intake (on the scheduled test day) between the hours of 9 am and 12 pm.
What is at is a hydrant flow test and why is it necessary? A Hydrant flow test also known as fire-flow test is an important tool used to determine pressure and flow-producing capabilities at a specific location within a water distribution system. This data establishes the measurement water pressure available for fire fighting and may also reveal pipeline problems, such as flow-reducing tuberculation, water-wasting leaks, and closed valves.