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2016 Hydrant Testing

The Hannibal Board of Public Works (HBPW) will begin the annual flow testing of fire hydrants and water main flushing the first week of April 2016, and continue for approximately 6 months until complete.  Flow testing will take place from approximately 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays).

The purpose for testing fire hydrants yearly is to obtain data on how much flow and pressure each hydrant can produce for fighting fires or flushing the water system, as well as to ensure that all fire hydrants are operational. 

Drinking water may become cloudy during the testing process.  Some HBPW customers have also experienced stained laundry while testing is being performed in their area.  If this occurs, please run your cold water in a bathtub for approximately ten (10) minutes.  If the cloudiness does not clear up, please call the HBPW dispatch at 573-221-0955 to notify us of the issue. 

August 29 – September 2, 2016

Hydrant testing will take place in the areas of Park Ave to Mark Twain Cave, which includes Sawyers Creek and Terrace to Crescent.  HBPW will only run one truck for the reminder of testing. 

August 22 – August 26, 2016

Location 1:  Hydrant testing will take place in the downtown Hannibal area at the beginning of the week, and will move to the southside area later in the week.

Location 2:  Hydrant testing will take place in the areas of Grand Ave to South Hawkins St, and Broadway to Settles. 

*August 25:  Location 2 has moved to Terrace Ave, Helm St, Park Ave to Mark Twain Cave, which includes Sawyers Creek. 

August 9 – August 19, 2016

Starting this week, HBPW will begin hydrant testing in two different locations.  The following are areas where both trucks will be testing throughout the next two weeks. 

Hydrant flushing will take place in the areas of Kenwood, 29th, Market, and moving downtown to Mark Twain Ave, R St, Webb, Bridge, North St, Wabash Ave, N. Main to 7th, and Broadway to Hill St. 

An additional truck will flush hydrants in the areas of Market, S. Hayen to 2800 block of Market St, Patchen to Montana, and S. Arch to Lakenan area. 

**As of 8/11/16: Hydrant testing is now being performed in the downtown Hannibal area:  South Main to Maple, Wardlaw to North St. 

August 1 – August 5, 2016

Hydrant flushing will take place in the areas of US Hwy 61 to Orachard Ave and from Warrent Barrett Drive North to Tilden.

July 21 – July 25, 2016

Hydrant flushing will take place in the area of Virginia, Magnolia, Grace, and St. Mary’s.

June 23 – June 30, 2016

Hydrant flushing will take place in the area of West Ely Road to Clinic Road.  Flowing will also take place in the area of Huckleberry Heights Drive to Market Street to Ruby.

June 15 – June 25, 2016

Hydrant flushing will take place in the area of Stardust to Highway 72 and McMasters to Head Lane.  Flowing will also take place in the area of Virginia to Highway 61 and Pleasant to James Road, continuing South from James Road between Highway 61 and Hillcrest to Paris Gravel Road.

June 10 – June 17, 2016

Hydrant testing will continue in the areas of Stardust Drive to Rt. W and in the area of McMasters Ave. to Munger Lane.  Flowing will continue into the area of Stardust to Highway 61 and Munger to Head Lane later in the week.

May 30 – June 3, 2016

Hydrant testing will continue in the areas of Central to McMasters Ave and Pleasant to Country Club. 

May 24-27, 2016

Hydrant testing will take place in the areas of Hawkins to Shepard and Hill to Pleasant St this week. 

May 20-23, 2016

Hydrant testing will continue in the areas of North St, North 5th to Grand, Hill to Paris Ave, Country Club to Grand, Lincoln to Bird St, Bird St to Grace and Grand to Magnolia. 

May 16-19, 2016

Hydrant testing will continue in and around the following areas:  Mark Twain Ave to Summer St, Fairview to Cardiff, Country Club to Grand Ave, Grand Ave to North 5th St, and Mark Twain Ave to Hill St. 

May 2 – 13, 2016

May 2-3, Hydrant testing will continue in the El Racho area.  Starting on May 4th, testing will move to the areas of Country Club, Pleasant, Missouri to Grand Ave, Mark Twain Ave, Georgia, and Summer St to the Cardiff area. 

April 25-29, 2016

Hydrant Testing will remain in the same areas as the previous week. 

April 18-22, 2016

Hydrant Testing will continue in the areas of Palmyra Road (HLGU), Northport Plaza, Luther Manor, Oak Ridge Pond, Butternut, and El Rancho.

April 11-15, 2016

Hydrant Testing will continue in the areas of Palmyra Road (HLGU), Northport Plaza, Luther Manor, Oak Ridge Pond, Butternut, and El Rancho. 

April 4-8, 2016

Hydrant Testing will begin (weather permitting) at the Water Treatment Plant on Harrison Hill/Palmyra Road, and continue to Hannibal LaGrange University, including all homes on the north side of Palmyra Road, Riverpoint, Orchard, Bay Ave, Wyaconda, College, etc.