Madison Fire Rescue to flush hydrants beginning July 10Jun 24th, 2013 | By Submitted | Category: Front Page
Madison Fire Rescue to flush hydrants beginning July 10, 2013
Madison Fire Rescue will begin flushing fire hydrants on July 10,, 2013. This process normally takes up to two weeks to complete depending upon department call volume.
The department does not flush hydrants during the weekends or after 5 p.m.
Hydrant Flushing signs will be posted in the areas where flushing is occurring.
Residents will need to let their water run if they start seeing rusty or dark-colored water. Residents need to be cautious when washing clothes, especially lighter-colored clothes or whites. If the water does not clear up within 15 to 30 minutes, the resident should call Madison City Hall at (850) 973-5081.
Fire Chief Bruce Jordan says the department flushes hydrants for many reasons:
§ Flushing removes rust and debris that accumulates in the city’s water system that could cause potential problems;
§ Flushing ensures the hydrant is working properly and informs Fire/Rescue personnel of any problems in the hydrant’s operation, such as leaking, not opening or closing, etc.; and
§ Flushing of hydrants is required by the Insurance Services Organization (ISO) to maintain the fire department ISO rating.