Hicksville, N.Y. (October 5, 2017) – The Hicksville Water District will be conducting the Fall portion of its semi-annual fire hydrant maintenance—beginning Oct. 15 at 9:00 p.m. and continuing for a two-week period—in the North East section of its service territory. The District conducts testing to protect the safety of the public, improve water quality and properly maintain the water distribution system. The hydrant flushing identifies the amount of water a fire hydrant can deliver during an emergency situation.
“We are conducting flushing at night to limit any possible disruptions of service; however, residents may experience lower water pressure during flushing,” said William Schuckmann, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. “Should residents encounter any water discoloration, we ask that they simply run the cold water in the bathtub until it runs clear.”
The Hicksville Water District provides water to more than 1,600 fire hydrants. The semi-annual flushings are performed in the fall and spring, when the district runs hydrants to remove rust and sediment so to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution pipes. During the flushing, the District is able to check for visible and audible leaks, test water pressure, and determine flow of gallons per minute.
For more information on hydrant flushing, please contact the Hicksville Water District at 516-931-0184 or visit www.hicksvillewater.org.