Fire Hydrant Testing to Begin

The Kirksville Fire Department will conduct their annual flow testing of City fire hydrants beginning this month. The testing will continue throughout June and will ensure the hydrants function properly by flushing the hydrants, measuring their water output, and identifying and repairing any defects in the hydrants. KFD says this process may produce a temporary reddish-brown color in your tap water. If you notice this change in water color, simply run your tap water until it clears. The water does not pose a safety hazard and a boil order is not necessary. KFD also asks that when you are driving, exercise caution when encountering Fire Department personnel conducting the tests, and drive slowly through any standing water.