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The Fallon/Churchill Volunteer Fire Department will be testing fire hydrants within the City of Fallon during the evenings from April 25 through May 13.
This annual testing is important to ensure the system is functioning properly and is one of many requirements that the fire department must complete in order to maintain its ISO Class 1 rating. This rating can help reduce insurance rates that homeowners pay.
During this period of peak fire demand water testing it is common for water consumers to experience discolored water. This discoloration occurs due to abnormally high flows in the piping system which can stir up small amounts of naturally occurring sediment.
Please remember that although the water may be discolored, it has been properly treated and is entirely safe. If the water is heavily discolored, you may wish to temporarily refrain from drinking from the tap or washing clothes.
After testing is complete, any discolored water in your home can usually be removed by flushing your water pipes for several minutes. It is best to flush cold water from an outdoor hose bib or an interior bathtub fixture.
Please contact the City of Fallon Clerk’s Office at (775)423-5104 for any questions.