The Hot Springs Fire Department will be performing hydrant flow testing beginning between 7 and 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, weather permitting, in the following areas:
Central Avenue (3600-4100 block); Five Points, Forest View and Green Acres circles; Rachelwood Court; San Carlos Cove; Grandview, Palos Verdes and Southern Hills drives; Snowbird, Southridge and Timbercrest lanes; Lee Barron Loop; Pinehaven and Southpark places; San Carlos Point; Buena Vista, Kingsway and Television Hill roads; and Aberina, Calli, Southgate and Woodcrest streets
Water customers in the immediate vicinity of the work may experience temporary discoloration of their water. If this takes place, customers are advised to clear the pipes in their home or business by running all the water faucets for a few minutes, and to postpone laundry as the discolored water can stain clothes. This discoloration usually lasts no more than a few hours, affecting only the appearance of the water, not the taste or quality. If discoloration lasts more than 24 hours, contact the Utilities Service Center at 501-321-6200.
During hydrant maintenance and testing, water lines are flushed in order to test hydrant flow and water pressure levels for fire control purposes. The process also helps maintain the integrity of the City’s water distribution system, flushing out sediment or deposits that may naturally occur over time.