Fire Hydrant Testing To Begin on May 1st | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

Fire Hydrant Testing To Begin on May 1st

April 24, 2023

The City of Lakewood Division of Fire’s annual fire hydrant testing program begins on Monday, May 1, 2023.  Testing will be done on weekdays through mid-June, weather permitting.  Annual hydrant flushing is necessary to assure proper hydrant operations during fire emergencies.  Signs will be posted in neighborhoods where hydrant testing is taking place.

The testing may cause temporary discoloration of the water supply and residents should check the color of their water before washing clothes to guard against discoloring fabrics.  After a few hours, the sediment will settle and the water should run clear again.  While the water may appear unsightly, discoloration is due to the release of built-up mineral deposits present in all water mains.