Hydrant inspections in Newark may cause discolored water

NEWARK— The fire department will be conducting mandatory inspections of fire hydrants next week, Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said in a statement.

The hydrants will be checked for missing components like bolts and will also be opened to ensure they are working properly. Opening hydrants may cause temporary discoloration of tap water, so residents are advised to let the tap run until the water appears clear. Residents are also advised to refrain from washing clothes in discolored water.

The inspections will take place beginning April 17 and continue through May 6.

For questions or for additional information, call the Water Department at …read more

Source: NJ.com Essex

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