For Immediate Release
October 1, 2018
(Georgetown) – The City of Georgetown will begin testing the City’s Fire Hydrant System Monday October 22, 2018, and conduct daily flushing each week throughout the City. Fire Hydrant flushing is necessary to ensure the water distribution system is adequately flushed of sediment and is prepared to provide water for fire suppression.
During the flushing procedure, in the immediate neighborhood, some discoloration of the water may occur. Water discoloration occurs when sediment in water pipes gets stirred up, and although flushing is designed to flush sediment out of the lines, some discoloration may linger in building pipes. You may avoid any further discoloration by simply allowing water to run through your faucet for a couple of minutes.
During the flushing process, the water remains safe to drink and consume. Discoloration, however, may stain clothing so residents are urged not to wash clothes on the day of the test in your neighborhood. Testing will occur between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. A daily schedule of testing will be available on the internet at www.georgetowncityfire.org or on the City’s Radio Station, WGEO, FM 105.7. Updates will also be provided on Facebook on the Georgetown City Fire Department page.