The Woodstock Fire Department will be performing fire hydrant maintenance through June 1.

According to a statement from city officials:

Woodstock residents may notice some temporary discoloration in their water. The discoloration of water is not harmful, although it may stain light colored clothing. The discoloration is the result of sediment that is always present in waterlines being “stirred up” during hydrant testing. As part of testing procedures, the fire department will flow each hydrant until the water is clear, however smaller water lines that lead to each house may still have cloudy water. This condition may be remedied by flowing water from the tap until it is clear.

Fire hydrant maintenance is important to ensure the city has properly working hydrants. The Fire Department performs this maintenance each year. The hydrants are painted, flowed and greased. This procedure is a component of the Insurance Service Office rating, for which the city currently has a rating of 1.

For updates on where the department is working on the hydrants, follow the Woodstock Fire Department Facebook page.

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