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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Fire Hydrant/Water Main Flushing

ABC Tank Valve With Water Discharging

Beginning in February, Public Works and Utilities staff will begin the process of flushing and flow testing all of the Town’s fire hydrants. This activity is a requirement of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and is performed on an annual basis. The purpose is to remove any accumulated sediments from the water mains and to identify any fire hydrants that may need repair or maintenance. On the days that your neighborhood is being tested, signage will be posted along the streets as a reminder. In some cases, you may notice a slight discoloration of the water when you initially turn on your faucet. And while it may look bad, it is harmless and you simply need to let the water run for a few minutes until it clears up. If you have questions, please contact Oakland Town Hall at 407-656-1117, or in the case of an after-hours emergency or question, 407-427-8835.

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