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Columbia Fire Department starts hydrant testing this Friday

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 | 3:22 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Annual fire hydrant testing will begin Friday, according to a city news release.

The Columbia Fire Department checks for adequate flow and pressure to make sure the hydrants will be in the best condition in case of an emergency.

Sometimes during these tests, residents experience temporary water problems, including low pressure and discolored water.

The city recommends residents avoid doing laundry if water is discolored and let faucets run for a few minutes until the water color becomes normal again.

If you experience prolonged water problems, contact Columbia Water & Light at 874-6229, or 875-2555 after hours.

The tests should be completed by the middle of August, and residents should not experience water problems after this time.


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