City of Batavia Fire Department: Hydrant Flushing
Written by Alex Feig on September 24, 2019
City of Batavia Fire Department Hydrant Flushing
September 19, 2019: The City of Batavia Fire Department will be flushing fire hydrants on September 23rd thru 26th from approximately 9 AM to 3 PM the general area of E. Main St., North Street and Naramore Dr. Homes and businesses nearby will be affected. These tests may result in temporary discoloration of water in that area.
As in the past, please do not attempt to wash any clothing if your water appears discolored. If you do experience a discoloration of your water, run cold water for about five minutes or until clear.
This annual testing is essential to maintain the communities class III Insurance Service Office (ISO) public protection classification, and to assure that hydrants are operating efficiently for fire protection purposes. Along with maintaining the fire rating the test monitors the health of the city’s water system, identifies weak areas in the system, removes material that settle in the hydrant and cleans out the lines. Checking each
hydrant improves crew knowledge of hydrant locations.
If you have any questions, or should at anytime notice a hydrant in need of repair, please contact the fire department at 585-345-6375.