- Associated Press - Sunday, March 8, 2015

SULPHUR, La. (AP) - The Sulphur Fire Department will begin inspecting fire hydrants in the city on Monday. Testing is expected to last through April.

KPLC-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1BUNDuP ) residents may notice discolored tap water as department personnel flush the city’s fire hydrants.

The city, in a statement, says the annual testing is essential to maintain the department’s Class 2 fire rating and to ensure that hydrants are operating efficiently for fire protection purposes.

The inspections are meant to both purge the lines and identify weaknesses in the system.

Residents are encouraged to run their water for about five minutes or until it is clear before using it for washing or consumption. If discoloration persists, residents are asked to wait an hour and try again.

For more information, call 337-527-4500.


Information from: KPLC-TV, https://kplctv.com

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