Annual Fire Hydrant Testing Begins May 2 | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

Annual Fire Hydrant Testing Begins May 2

April 19, 2016

The City of Lakewood Division of Fire’s annual fire hydrant testing program begins on Monday, May 2, 2016.  Testing will be done on weekdays through approximately June 15. Annual hydrant flushing is necessary to assure proper hydrant operations during fire emergencies.

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 a.m. on weekdays.