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Hillsborough Flushes Fire Hydrants; Water May Be Discolored

Posted March 3, 2008

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— Town leaders will begin flushing fire hydrants Monday morning in an effort to receive a good fire rating evaluation next month.

The evaluation is done every 10 to 15 years and affects fire insurance rates for the community.

The town typically flushes hydrants twice a year, but because of the drought, it did not flush hydrants in the fall.

People may have cloudy or discolored water. The water is safe to drink, but it could discolor fabric, officials said.


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  • Huey Mar 3, 2008

    Well folks, ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Life is like that.

  • duster 340 Mar 3, 2008

    The old saying waste not want not goes not apply to our town !!!

  • clintoflannagan Mar 3, 2008

    Good thing they waited until the drought was over to flush the hydrants this time.

  • mrzootsuit Mar 3, 2008

    Politics strike agian......

  • Scubagirl Mar 3, 2008

    is there some effort made to use this water for other purposes? Seems that would be a good example to set-can't imagine the flushed out water would not have a use, especially during a drought!

  • DurhamDude Mar 3, 2008

    Would the town get a good fire rating if they had no water?