Police & Fire

Newark to complete final week of citywide bi-annual fire hydrant Inspections

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The City of Newark's Fire Division will complete its inspection of fire hydrants throughout the City on May 6, 2017.

Fire Division personnel are conducting fire hydrant inspections as required by law to ensure that each hydrant operates properly in the event of a fire emergency. The hydrants are being individually opened to ensure that they are in proper working order. They are also being visually inspected for missing caps, bolts or other issues.

Because of these inspections, tap water may be temporarily discolored. Allowing water to run through faucets until it becomes clear is expected to remedy any residual discoloration.  Residents are cautioned about washing clothing if the water is discolored because it may result in stains.

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“It is important that Newark residents are informed about public safety activities occurring in their neighborhoods,” said Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose.

The inspection is vital to ensuring that the Fire Division identifies any problems and institutes repairs so that hydrants can operate at an optimal level in the event of a fire, officials said.

Hydrants requiring repairs will be reported to the Newark Water Department, which is responsible for the upkeep of fire hydrants in the city. Any water discoloration after May 6, 2017 is not the result of hydrant flushing and should be reported to the water department. 

For questions or additional information, contact the Water Department at: (973) 733-6303.

 

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