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Springfield Begins Annual Fire Hydrant Testing

The Springfield Fire Department, in coordination with City Water Light & Power, will begin Fire Hydrant Testing on Monday, May 20, 2024. Testing is expected to be ongoing Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. until July 31, 2024. Annual testing is essential to ensure fire hydrants are operating efficiently for fire protection purposes.


Water can become discolored in service areas near the hydrant tests. If this occurs, residents may run cold water through the tap until the water turns clear. Clothes washing should be delayed until the tap water runs clear to avoid discoloration. In most instances, the water will clear in approximately five minutes.


Residents may call the Springfield Fire Department at 788-8474 for information on locations for hydrant testing. CWLP customers may call Water Dispatch at 789-2323 ext. 2 if discoloration persists or for any other questions on water quality.

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