Fire hydrant testing begins Monday

October 16, 2021 | Featured|Headlines

PONCA CITY — The Ponca City Fire Department will begin flow-testing and maintenance of fire hydrants in the northern areas of Ponca City on Monday, Oct. 18. 

This hydrant testing project will last approximately four weeks with all hydrants north of Highland Avenue and Lake Road being tested. Maintenance will occur between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the following areas and on these days.

MONDAYS – The area between the western city limits and Union Street

TUESDAYS – The area between Union Street and 5th Street

WEDNESDAYS – The area between 5th Street and 14th Street

THURSDAYS – The area between 14th Street and the eastern city limits

Hydrant testing may cause tap water to be discolored. If discoloration is noticed, residents should flow water from the faucets until it becomes clear.

Water discoloration is not a health threat. However, water should be monitored before washing clothes because discolored water may stain clothing.

Residents who live near area borders should also monitor water on the days designated for testing in adjacent areas.