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Clarksville Gas and Water Department announces City wide Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing and Testing Underway

Clarksville Gas and Water Department

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – Annual fire hydrant flushing and testing began this week by Clarksville Fire and Rescue personnel and will continue throughout all areas of Clarksville through late June.

Clarksville Fire and Rescue performs annual flow and pressure tests and flushes every city owned fire hydrant to ensure they are adequate and operational for firefighting.

Annual Fire Hydrant Testing and Flushing begins today.
Annual Fire Hydrant Testing and Flushing begins today.

Clarksville Gas and Water personnel also flush hydrants throughout the year as part of their routine maintenance process. Fire hydrants are turned on to allow water to flow for several hours to remove sediments and iron compounds. Hydrant flushing also circulates the water to help prevent stagnant water problems from developing.

During the flushing process residents may notice discolored water as the sediments are agitated. This in no way affects the safety of the water. If discoloration occurs, turn on all household faucets and let them run for several minutes to help clear household pipes.

Residents may also notice low water pressure and water running on streets during hydrant flushing. Please check both Gas and Water and the Fire and Rescue hydrant flushing schedules maintained on the Gas and Water website, www.clarksvillegw.com, to learn if hydrant flushing is being done in your neighborhood.

More reasons why fire hydrant flushing is necessary and what to expect during the process is also available on the Gas and Water website, www.clarksvillegw.com.

About Clarksville Gas and Water

Clarksville Gas and Water Department South Service CenterClarksville Gas and Water is proud to safely and efficiently deliver natural gas, water and sewer services to the citizens of Clarksville-Montgomery County by a courteous and professional team of knowledgeable employees.

Natural gas service is also provided to Robertson and Cheatham counties in Tennessee, Christian and Todd counties in Kentucky and to the Fort Campbell, Kentucky military installation.

CGW is also home to the City Engineering Office that provides expert design and support for water and sewer system capital improvement projects.

Clarksville Gas and Water Department’s main office is located at 2215 Madison Street, Clarksville, Tennessee. The phone is 931.645.7400. Hours are 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

For an emergency after hours, call 931.645.0116, 4:30pm-8:00am Weekends and Holidays.

For more information about Clarksville Gas and Water, visit their website at www.clarksvillegw.com


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