The Statesboro Fire Department is once again conducting its annual hydrant testing within the City of Statesboro limits as well as the 5-mile response area starting February 1 and lasting through the end of April. When hydrants are being tested, city water customers in the testing area might experience low water pressure or possible water discoloration in their home or buildings.
“If you notice discolored water you should start by flushing your cold water lines,” says Assistant Chief Jason Baker. “It is recommended to start flushing your water lines with an outside water spigot if you have one or a faucet without a screen. Run the water until clear, then move into the lowest floors in your home or business, turning on each faucet one at a time until the water is clear, then move to the upper floors and repeat the process. You should also flush your refrigerator’s water lines. It is also recommended not to use discolored water to do laundry because your clothes can become stained,” Chief Baker added.
The Statesboro Fire Department notifies the city’s Public Utilities department daily as to where the hydrant testing is taking place. Customers with questions can contact the Statesboro Public Utilities department at (912) 764-6154.