GEORGETOWN — The Georgetown Water and Fire Departments announce that the Fire Department will be conducting an annual hose pressure test next week.
The hose pressure testing will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 26. An independent safety service will conduct the tests by putting water through the fire department’s hose inventory at the maximum service pressure to ensure the hoses continue to be safe for use.
“This annual testing is an important step for the Fire Department to ensure our equipment remains safe and effective for use in town in the event of an emergency,” said Chief Fred Mitchell.
The testing will take place on Martel Way, which is located within a commercial zone in an effort to minimize the disruption to residential customers. However, residents in this area may see some effects of higher than normal water pressure in the system, including temporary water discoloration or water pressure disruption.
“This mandated testing is an important way to ensure that the system is working properly should a fire occur in our community,” Utility Director Marlene Ladderbush said. “We recognize the inconvenience this can have on our residents and businesses and apologize in advance for any inconvenience or disruption that may occur. We thank residents for their understanding.”