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Fire department to flush hydrants

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By Lancaster Fire Department

The Lancaster Fire Department will flush and test all fire hydrants in the city starting Monday.

This procedure cleans sediment out of the water mains and tests to ensure the system is working properly.

This service is completed weekdays to minimize its impact on the water customers.

While a hydrant is being flushed, nearby residents may experience a drop in water pressure. This is normal and to be expected.

There may be some discoloration of the water after the flushing. This discoloration is temporary and not harmful.

Because the flushing is performed during the day, most customers will probably not notice any change to their water service.

The department flushes hydrants in the spring and fall. If you have questions or concerns, contact the Lancaster Fire Department at 283-4385 or Lancaster Public Works at 285-9431.