Hydrant Testing March-May

Friday, March 1, 2019

Throughout the months of March, April, and May the Newport Fire/EMS Department will be testing fire hydrants.

Hydrant testing may disturb the sediment that naturally occurs in the water system. Water from your faucet and toilet may appear rust colored from the disturbance. Rust discoloration may last for several hours after the tests have been completed. If you notice your water is discolored (looking rusty) on the day of hydrant flowing in your neighborhood, simply run the cold water in your bathtub, stationary tub, or sink for a few minutes - especially before doing laundry - until the water runs clear again. While this may cause some inconvenience, flow testing is necessary to ensure operability and to identify and repair those hydrants requiring maintenance. We appreciate your cooperation and patience.

The Northern Kentucky Water District also tests hydrants. A schedule published on the NKY Water District website indicates their tentative schedule. Dates are subject to change, but the early schedule for 2019 has NKY Water planning to test hydrants in Newport on June 10 and Oct. 7 and Oct. 14, 2019. 

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