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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Fire Hydrant Flow Testing Begins in December

Fire Hydrant

The Winter Garden Fire Rescue Department will begin fire hydrant flow testing the first week of December and will continue through mid-February. 

This is an important preventative maintenance activity that serves several purposes. This process ensures all the city’s fire hydrants are functioning properly and identifies any needed repairs. It also helps maintain the City’s water quality by flushing all of the lines and removing sediments from the system.  

Residents may notice a brief reduction in water pressure and some discoloration of the drinking water.  Discolored water poses no threat to the public’s health. If you notice discolored water coming from your fixtures, please allow the water to flow from your cold water side for several minutes. 

Although residents may experience some temporary inconveniences, the flushing program is necessary to maintain a good water supply for firefighting. Your cooperation is appreciated.  If you experience continued loss of pressure or water discoloration, please contact the Public Services Department at 407-656-2256.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

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