City to flush and test fire hydrants during April

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Decatur - Crews from the Decatur Fire Department along with the Decatur Water Department, will be flushing and flow testing 1200 fire hydrants during the month of April.

The flushing and flow-testing program is necessary to keep the city's nearly 4500 fire hydrants ready for service.  Crews will be checking for deficiencies and recording flows during the process to obtain tactical information for fire suppression. 

This may cause a minor or temporary discoloration of water. The water is still safe to drink, but may cause stains in clothing. Those stains may be removed by re-washing the wet clothing with a rust-removing compound.

The Decatur Fire and Water Departments appreciate the public's cooperation during this process. Contact the Decatur Fire Department at 217-424-2811 for more information.

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