ANNUAL FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING

ANNUAL FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING

Once again, it is time to start the annual fire hydrant testing and maintenance program.  The City of La Grande Pubic Works Department will be conducting these tests starting the afternoon of June 19, 2017.  This program is very important to allow the Public Works Department to identify the quantity of water available for firefighting purposes, and it serves to rid the city's water distribution system of accumulations of sedimentation deposits over the past year.

Citizens who experience any unusual water clarity problems after the hydrants are flushed are encouraged to turn on a cold-water faucet outside of the house and let it run for 15 to 30 minutes.  This will normally clear up the agitated water from the service line to the home.  Further problems may be referred to the La Grande Public Works Department by calling 541-962-1325.

Testing is expected to take place Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until ALL hydrants have been tested.