Brown water in Pointee Coupee Parish caused by hydrant testing
POINTE COUPEE PARISH- Pointe Coupee Fire District 5 is conducting annual hydrant flow testing.
It is necessary to test all hydrants to make sure they are in working order, as well as obtain adequate flow rates and pressure, according to Fire District 5.
During the test, large volumes of water are moved through the system causing the water to become brown or discolored.
Authorities say, when the water from resident's tap is brown, it indicates the disturbance in the water main. There is no health hazard associated with the discolored water.
Residents are encouraged to:
-Open the cold water faucets and let the water flow until it is clear. Turn off the faucets.
-Open the hot water faucets and let the water flow until it is clear. Turn off the faucets. -When both hot and cold water are clear, the water is ready for use as normal.
-Check the faucet screens for trapped particles.
-Wash a load or two of dark-colored clothes first.