Annual Fire Hydrant Testing Begins May 1st | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

Annual Fire Hydrant Testing Begins May 1st

April 30, 2020

The City of Lakewood Division of Fire’s annual fire hydrant testing program begins on Friday, May 1, 2020.  Testing will be done on weekdays through approximately June 15th.  Annual hydrant flushing is necessary to assure proper hydrant operations during fire emergencies.  Signs will be posted in neighborhoods where hydrant testing is taking place.

The testing may cause temporary discoloration of the water supply and residents should check the color of their water before washing clothes to guard against discoloring fabrics.  After a few hours, the sediment will settle and the water should run clear again.  While the water may appear unsightly, discoloration is due to the release of built-up mineral deposits present in all water mains.

Residents with questions about the fire hydrant testing may call (216) 529-6607 after 9:00 a.m. on weekdays.