Fire hydrant flushing is underway in La Vergne

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The La Vergne Fire Department is testing fire hydrants throughout the city to ensure proper water supply, water flow, and water pressure. The testing process will take only a few minutes per hydrant, but will last approximately six weeks for the 1,300 hydrants located in La Vergne.

Residents may notice a temporary drop in water pressure. In addition, they may notice some discoloration of water during the testing. This is normal and caused by harmless silt and deposits. If residents experience discolored water, we encourage you to clear your internal pipes by running cold water for 10 to 15 minutes. It is recommended that you avoid washing clothes until the water clears.

"Please use caution when pulling past emergency vehicles as they will be stopping frequently at each hydrant to be tested," said Fire Chief Rick McCormick. "Please feel free to contact any of the three fire stations with questions or concerns."

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The hydrant testing schedule will be updated periodically, however from now until October 6, 2014, hydrants are being tested in the following areas:

Station One- Jefferson Pike and La Vergne High School area
Station Two- All streets south of I-24
Station Three- Lake Forest Subdivision

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