Open the Flood Gates
Beginning May 5 and continuing through the month of June, the Lake Charles Fire Department (LCFD) will be conducting its semi-annual testing of water hydrants in the City and in Ward 3, District 2. The LCFD is required to conduct the testing of water hydrants twice per year as one of the conditions to maintain its Class Two Fire Rating.
Enhances the "Esthetic qualities" of our drinking water
The flushing of water hydrants stirs up iron particles and other settled material and may result in a temporary rust-colored condition in the water lines of residences or businesses when the water is in use, but this is a temporary condition. Although not harmful, these residues can discolor the water. Flushing allows us to purge the water distribution system and thus enhances the esthetic qualities of the potable water provided to residents.
In the event of stains...
In the case that residents experience discolored water during this time, they can pick up cleaning detergent provided by the Lake Charles Fire Department that will remove any red from clothing caused by the iron particles.
The cleaning detergent is available at the following locations: the LCFD Administration building at 4200 Kirkman St., LCFD fire trucks, or your neighborhood fire house. Citizens may also call 491-1360.
NOTE: If you have any concerns during this process, seriously call somebody.
The City of Lake Charles fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. For more information, or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, see the City of Lake Charles website- www.cityoflakecharles.com or call the Mayor’s Action Line at (337) 491-1346, or contact the appropriate Department Head, or call the Title VI coordinator at (337) 491-1440.
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