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Posted on: March 28, 2018

College Park Fire Rescue Conducts Fire Hydrant Inspections Beginning April 9th

College Park Fire Rescue will conduct hydrant inspections beginning Monday, April 9.  CPFR will inspect hydrants city-wide Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8am - 5pm.  Fire hydrant inspections will last throughout the month of April.  

During this time, if water discoloration is observed at the tap, please let the faucet run for a brief period until water is clear.

Should you notice fire personnel checking hydrants in your area, be assured the intention is not to waste water or destroy property; College Park Fire Rescue is working to ensure your safety.

Fire hydrant inspections take place twice; in April and October of each calendar year.

College Park Fire Rescue conducts inspections to assure the hydrants are operational, they provide adequate water flow, and to maintain adequate system pressure.

April testing includes a full flow test, which sometimes requires the flowing of large amounts of water, as well as, the documentation of static and residual pressure readings. This test also includes general inspection.

During testing periods the areas around hydrants are also inspected to make sure they are clear of obstruction (debris, shrubbery, fences) which could hinder access should the hydrant be needed. In order for ease of operation and clear visibility, there should be at least 36' of free space around hydrants.

Should there be any need for repairs noted during these inspections, requests will be immediately submitted to the Water Department.

The Insurance Services Office, ISO, requires hydrant testing, and these tests also have many benefits for fire personnel. The Fire Department gains operational knowledge of where hydrants are located to ensure visibility from the road; additionally, this allows CPFR to confirm the hydrants are maintained on a regular basis and are operational as a "first water" source.

The testing protocol followed by College Park Fire Rescue personnel is based upon the standards of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA, and the American Water Works Association Manual M-17.

Should you see a fire hydrant in need of repair, please call 404.766.8248. 

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3667 Main St.
College Park, GA 30337
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