The Strongsville Fire Department's spring 2022 hydrant maintenance program will run April 1 through around the end of June.
Firefighters will visually inspect for damage, remove and check caps, clean and lubricate threaded outlets, check for water pressure and will flow the water to clear out debris and sediment.
With nearly 3,500 fire hydrants in the City of Strongsville, the program is expected to run until the end of June. Fire crews will be placing signs at the entrances of developments to warn residents that testing will be occurring that week in their neighborhood.
Residents are reminded that if they encounter rusty or discolored water flowing from their home faucets following this maintenance, they should run only the cold water for a few minutes until it clears.
As always, areas immediately adjacent to fire hydrants also need to be kept clear of any obstructions, such as trees or shrubbery that could delay locating a fire hydrant in the event of a fire. Residents are also asked to call the fire department if they notice a hydrant that has been struck or is leaking.