Mar 04, 2024

Annual fire hydrant inspection, flow testing begins today in Hays

Posted Mar 04, 2024 4:32 PM
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The Hays Fire Department will be inspecting and flow testing fire hydrants on March 4, in the area of Main St. to Vine St. between 12th St. and 21st St. also Commerce Parkway south of Highway 40 to include Hays Regional Airport.

This is part of a coordinated effort by the City of Hays to inspect all fire hydrants in the city and flush all water mains annually.

Inspecting fire hydrants ensures that the valves operate properly and that there is no damage or obstructions that will prevent or interfere with the prompt use of fire hydrants in an emergency.

Firefighters are also checking the pressure and volume of water mains in each neighborhood for firefighting purposes. The associated flushing of water mains allows chlorine to be distributed throughout the system to eliminate bio-filming in the water mains.

Slight discoloration of the water supply may be encountered although there will be no health risks to the consumer.