April 3, 2017 – Hannibal, MO – The Hannibal Board of Public Works (HBPW) will begin the annual flow testing of fire hydrants and water main flushing on April 5, 2017 and continue for approximately six (6) months until completed in September. 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.
Hydrant testing locations will be posted weekly to the Hannibal Board of Public Work’s website and social media pages. For testing locations, please click HERE.
Official Press Release can be downloaded HERE.