FIRE HYDRANT MAINTENANCE
Strongsville Fire and Emergency Services Department began the spring fire hydrant maintenance program on April 9, 2012 and is expected to run into July. Maintenance of fire hydrants involves visual inspection for any damage, removing and checking of caps, cleaning and lubrication of all threaded outlets, checking for adequate water pressure as well as flowing water to clear out debris and sediment that has accumulated in the past year.
Firefighters have already begun the inspection and maintenance program, but with nearly 3,500 fire hydrants in the City of Strongsville, the program is expected to run into the month of July. Fire crews will be placing signs at the entrances of developments to warn residents that testing will be occurring that week in their neighborhood.
Residents are reminded that if they encounter rusty or discolored water flowing from the home faucets following this maintenance, they should run only the cold water for a few minutes until it clears. Areas immediately adjacent to fire hydrants also need to be kept clear of any obstructions, such as trees or shrubbery that could delay locating a fire hydrant in the event of a fire. Residents are also asked to call the fire department if they notice a hydrant that has been struck or that is leaking, so that repairs may be accomplished in a timely manner.
Fire crews are currently in the process of testing of all public fire hydrants:
Ward 1/Fire Station 1---Ward 1 is completed
Ward 2/Fire Station 2---Ward 2 is completed
Ward 3/Fire Station 3---
Ward 4/Fire Station 4---
Hydrant maintenance for private business hydrants will begin in September. If you have any questions, please call the main fire station at 580-3210.