Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The City of Georgetown will begin testing the City’s Fire Hydrant System Monday April 28 and conduct daily flushing each week throughout the City.
Fire Hydrant flushing is necessary to ensure the water distribution system is adequately flushed of sediment and is prepared to provide water for fire suppression.
During the flushing procedure, in the immediate neighborhood, some discoloration of the water may occur. Water discoloration occurs when sediment in water pipes gets stirred up, and although flushing is designed to flush sediment out of the lines, some discoloration may linger in building pipes.
Further discoloration can be avoided by allowing water to run through the faucet for a couple of minutes.
During the flushing process, the water remains safe to drink and consume.
Discoloration, however, may stain clothing so residents are urged not to wash clothes on the day of the test in your neighborhood.
Testing will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. A daily schedule of testing will be available on the internet at www.georgetowncitvfire. 2014 Hydrant Testing Schedule Hydrant flushing will take place from 9 a.m. and until 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The following is a schedule of the streets where flushing will take place.
Week One - April 28 through May 2
McCaffrey Ct., Campbell Ct., Cribb Ct., Delta Dr., Avant Ct., Canton Ct., FalconCt., Pate Ct., Lincoln St., Legion St., Manigault Crt., State St., Rutledge St., Simms St., Palm Alley, Levy Alley, Timrod St., Palm St., Hampton St., Hampton Ct., Lynch St., Dekalb St., Sorrell St., Sedge St., Resevoir St., Stevenson St., Whitesbridge St., Farrelly St., Mayer St., Littlebrooke Dr., Anthuan Maybank Dr., Morgan St., Liberty St., Doar St., (Alex Alford from 300 Block to Church) (N. Merriman from 300 to N. Fraser), Lafayette St., (1400 Block of Church, Highmarket, Prince, Duke to 2800 Block).
Week Two - May 5, hrough May 9
Cypress Crt., Nimmer Ln., Marshview Ln., Palmetto St., Willowbank Rd. (Wood St. North of Church St.), Enrich Dr., Bonds Alley, Wigfall St., Huger St., Memorial Ln., Emergency Ln., (Saville St. to N. Fraser St.), Richmond Rd., Heyward St., Landgrave St., Lucas St., Cuttino St., Grimes St., Horry St., Kinlock St., Mahan St., Pyatt St., Charlotte St., Indigo Ave. and Nowell St. All streets in Maryville Area including Cravens Grants and South Island Plantation will be conducted this week.
Week Three - May 12 through May 16
Dozier St., Cleland St., Wood St., King St., Orange St., Broad St., Screven St., Queen St., Cannon St., St. James St., Meeting St., Smith St., River St., East Bay St., Howard St., Bolick St., Frontage Rd., Marina Dr., Chantley Alley, (Church St., Prince St., Highmarket St., Duke St. from 1300 Block to Marina Dr.
Week Four - May 19 through May 23
Ridge St., Branch St., Rhodes St., Collins St., Seaboard St., Front St. Extension, Railroad Ave., Railroad St., Dusenberry St., H. St., A. Ave., A St., B. St., C. St., D. St., E. St., Winyah St., Emanuel St., (Front St. from 1400 Block to 2800 Block), Gilbert St., Butts St., Hawkins St., Bourne St., Wagstaff Alley, Davis Alley, (Alex Alford 200 Block to End South Alex Alford Dr.), (Congdon St. from 200 Block South to end), Canal St., Henry St., John St., Tarbox St., and Dock St.
Week Five - May 25
Front St. in Historical District from the 100 Block to the 1300 Block.
Updates will be provided on Facebook on the Georgetown City Fire Department page.