The Manhattan Fire Department will be starting its annual fire hydrant maintenance program on Monday, May 16 2011 . Crews will be flowing and painting fire hydrants throughout the City until late fall. The fire hydrants are flowed every year to insure their proper operation and to flush out the water lines. If you notice yellow or rust colored water in your home after crews have flowed fire hydrants in your area, run water in a bathtub or shower for a few minutes or until the water runs clear. If the water does not clear up contact the City of Manhattan, Customer Service at 587-2480 or the Manhattan Fire Department at 587-4500.
Please use caution when you are in the area where crews are flowing fire hydrants. The water flowing from the fire hydrants may be at a high enough pressure and volume to cause damage to vehicles if driven through the flowing water. Children should be advised not to play in or ride bicycles through the flowing water. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Manhattan Fire Department at 587- 4500.