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Pointe Coupee Fire District #4


PCFD4 will be performing annual fire hydrant testing in the Fordoche and Lottie areas this week.
All testing is done by District personnel and is a requirement for our insurance rating. The goal of this testing is to assure a reliable water distribution system, aid in planning future projects, and provide data on how the system will perform in the event of a fire. The fire hydrant testing includes capturing flow readings, flushing of the fire hydrant and line, and documenting any inefficiency found. During these tests, sediment may be stirred up which may result in discoloration or suspended particles in the water. Citizens who experience any unusual water clarity problems after the hydrants are flushed are encouraged to turn on a cold-water faucet outside of the house and let it run for 5 to 10 minutes. This will normally clear up the agitated water from the service line to the home. Sediment can accumulate in the lines which can cause discoloration in laundry. It is recommended to check that both the hot and cold laundry water is clear before washing. A slight decline in water quality is common immediately after fire hydrant testing has occurred.