Fire Hydrant Maintenance starting March 18, 2013
The Woodstock Fire Department will be performing fire hydrant maintenance from March 18th, 2013 through April 30th, 2013. Residents in the City of Woodstock may notice some temporary discoloration in your water.
The discoloration of your water will not harm you, although it may stain light colored clothing. The discoloration is the result of sediment that is always present in waterlines being “stirred up” during hydrant testing. As part of our testing procedures we flow each hydrant until the water is clear, however the smaller water lines that lead to each house may still have cloudy water. This condition may be remedied by flowing water from the tap until it is clear.
Fire hydrant maintenance is important to make sure the city has properly working hydrants. The Fire Department performs the maintenance twice a year. The hydrants are painted, flowed and greased. This procedure is a component of our I.S.O. (Insurance Service Office) rating. The City of Woodstock currently has a rating of 3 with 1 being the highest, or best, and 10 being the lowest, or least desirable.
If you need any additional information please contact Jimmy Eley, Fire Marshal, at 770-926-2896.