Are You Ready for Hydrant Inspection and Flushing Season?

This video offers a step-by-step tutorial that will help your municipality establish a regular inspection and flushing program
Are You Ready for Hydrant Inspection and Flushing Season?
All hydrants should be inspected on a regular basis to ensure reliability, while periodic flushing can improve water quality. This video offers a step-by-step tutorial that will help your municipality establish a regular inspection and flushing program.

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Editor's note: This video is part of a series produced by the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) focused on helping you operate efficient water and wastewater systems.

Are you confident the fire hydrants in your water system will operate in an emergency? All hydrants should be inspected on a regular basis to ensure reliability, while periodic flushing can improve water quality.

A number of circumstances can affect a hydrant's performance, including vandalism, accidental damage, wear and tear, and mechanical malfunction.

It is recommended that dry barrel hydrants be inspected twice per year — in the spring and in the fall. Wet barrel hydrants should be inspected annually.

This video covers the basic inspection and flushing of a fire hydrant.

Hydrant Inspection and Flushing-HD from RCAP on Vimeo.

About RCAP
The Rural Community Assistance Partnership is a national network of nonprofit organizations working to ensure that rural and small communities throughout the United States have access to safe drinking water and sanitary wastewater disposal. The six regional RCAPs provide a variety of programs to accomplish this goal, such as direct training and technical assistance.

To learn more, visit www.rcap.org or follow @RCAPInc on Twitter.



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