May 03, 2021 9:59 AM

Firefighters continue testing Hays hydrants this week

Posted May 03, 2021 9:59 AM

The Hays Fire Department will be inspecting and flow testing fire hydrants on Monday in the area from Madison to Hall between 41st and Interstate 70 also Hall to Country Lane between 27th and 33rd.

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.