FIRE HYDRANT TESTING IS NEARLY COMPLETED FOR 2018
With more than 2,900 fire hydrants in the city of Kenner, inspecting and testing every single one of them takes time. There's a lot involved to test flow rates and other features of the hydrants.
As we approach the end of testing/inspecting, we will be increasing the number of tests in residential areas to 20 hydrants a day Monday through Friday each week starting on November 1st. All testing and inspecting of Kenner hydrants is slated to be completed the week before Thanksgiving.
The test on each hydrant may cause a brief period of reduced water pressure or discolored water. Any periods of low water pressure will only last a few minutes and the pressure will then return to normal. Any location that experiences discolored water should run the water between thirty second and one minute in order to flush out the system.
To reduce inconvenience to the community, hydrants in residential areas will be tested Monday through Friday beginning no earlier than 8 A.M. and concluding most days before 3 P.M. While residents are usually home on the weekends, KFD is focusing testing business areas on weekend days and trying to have testing completed before noon whenever possible.
In order to help our community see where the fire department is testing hydrants each week, maps will be posted here every Friday to give updated information for the upcoming week's schedule (weather dependent).
The image of the Kenner footprint has growing dots to show where we've tested hydrants and where we will be in the coming week... the closer we are to testing all hydrants in the city, the fewer parts of the city will be visible in the satellite maps below.
As of Friday, November 18th, 84% of the city's fire hydrants have been tested.
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