Fire Hydrant Testing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Assistant Chief Dallis Johnson, (334) 361-3660 or

October 14, 2011

The Prattville Fire Department will be conducting inspections on the fire hydrants in the city limits during the month of November 2011. Testing in residential areas will be conducted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each day.

During these testing periods, residents may experience periods of orange tinted water. If this occurs, flushing the faucets, commodes, and other water sources will clear the water. Before washing clothes, fill the machine with water and check for discoloration before placing clothes into it.

These tests are an essential function of the fire department, which assures the residents of Prattville adequate water for fire protection.

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