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Semi-annual Fire Hydrant Testing

The Dothan Fire Department will begin its semi-annual fire hydrant testing.

For the next sixty days, firefighters will be checking approximately 350 hydrants in the City of Dothan.

Each one is tested for matching street markers, cap security, and water pressure.

Fire officials say the testing provides re-assurance in a number of ways.

“One, it helps our firefighters and drivers become more familiar with the hydrants in their territory. Secondly, it ensures that they're operational if they are needed. And third, it gives the citizens in the City of Dothan that assurance that the hydrant outside they're home is working properly and there's water there if we need it," said Capt. Chris Etheridge of Dothan Fire Department

Some residents may experience red water after the fire hydrants have been tested.

If it happens, officials say run the water inside your home for about ten minutes.

If it persists, then call Dothan Utilities at 615-3360


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