April 5, 1996
The city of Westminster's Department of Public Works, Utility Maintenance Department, will flush fire hydrants from 8 p.m. to midnight Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.Affected areas will be the West Main Street area, including Pennsylvania Avenue, Ward, Hersh, Monroe streets, Kemper and Milton Avenue avenues, Carroll and John streets, and the Westminster and Carroll Plaza shopping centers.Also, Union Street, Sullivan Avenue, Autumn Ridge Court and School House Avenue areas will be flushed.The flushing will cause some water discoloration and residents are advised not to do laundry the day afterward.
October 5, 1998
Hampstead's Water Department will begin systematically flushing all fire hydrants about 9 p.m. Wednesday.Residents are advised to draw enough water that evening for morning consumption.The average house system contains less than 100 gallons of water.It also would be advisable to refrain from doing laundry through Thursday.Water might be discolored during flushing hours and into Thursday, but is fully treated and potable.Information: Neil Ridgely, 410-239-7408.Around townRec council meets: Charles Carroll Recreation Council will meet at 7: 30 p.m. today at Charles Carroll Elementary School, 3719 Littlestown Pike.
April 3, 2005
The Harford County Public Works Department's Water and Sewer Division will begin its biannual flushing of fire hydrants tomorrow. Flushing will take place between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. Division officials say they expect the operation to be complete June 30. About 4,000 hydrants are involved.
October 18, 1993
The Carroll County Bureau of Utilities will begin flushing fire hydrants in the Eldersburg area today.The flushing, which clears the filtration system of sediment that has accumulated in the bottom of lines, will continue through Oct. 29.Residents should not experience any loss of water pressure, county officials said, but tap water may be temporarily discolored. The water is safe to drink and can be used for washing, the officials said.% Information: 857-2164
May 27, 1994
Yesterday marked the kickoff for Baltimore's "Save Our Water Fire Protection Campaign," an effort by the city to minimize a common summer problem: the unauthorized opening of fire hydrants.The campaign was organized by the city's fire and public works departments. Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, Fire Chief Herman Williams Jr., and Public Works Director George G. Balog attended a kickoff demonstration yesterday outside a city building in the 1000 block of W. Saratoga St.A fire hydrant produces a stream of water that can cause serious injuries, said Battalion Chief Hector Torres, a Fire Department spokesman.
June 10, 1999
THEY ARRIVE BY caravan -- four men, a truck pulling two trailers, plus an extra car or two."I thought there was a problem with the water main," said a curious neighbor attracted by the unusual entourage.Despite the "ET" suits and hooded face masks, the workers weren't plumbers or space travelers. They're specialized painters from K & K Painting and Contracting of Baltimore, and their job is to strip and repaint fire hydrants.Each crew is equipped with a blast machine, air purifier, dust collector, vacuum and paint.