City of La Grande set to start Annual Fire Hydrant testing and maintenance

By on Friday, June 24th, 2022 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

LA GRANDE – (From the City of La Grande) The City of La Grande will be starting their Annual Fire Hydrant testing and maintenance program July 5, 2022. The Public Works Department conducts these tests each year to identify the quantity of water available for firefighting purposes and to rid the City’s water distribution system of accumulations of sedimentation deposits over the past year. Be aware, although the water may be discolored or have a slight odor, it has still been treated and meets the requirements for potable water. We are working our way through the system as efficientlyas possible, but expect periods in which discolored water will be encountered.

Citizens who experience any unusual water clarity problems during the hydrant flushing are encouraged to turn on a cold-water faucet outside of the house (if possible) and let it run for 10 to 15 minutes. This will normally clear up the agitated water from the service line to the home. Further problems may be referred to the La Grande Public Works Department by calling 541-962-1325.

Testing is expected to take place Monday thru Thursday from 8:00

a.m. – 4:00 p.m. until ALL hydrants are tested. Thank you for your patience, as we work through this process. If you have any questions, please call 541-962-1325