Fire Hydrant Maintenance in Cape



Resident dogs might have to find a new bathroom for the next couple of weeks, fire hydrants in Cape Girardeau will be undergoing maintenance and testing April 6 through the 18. These tests will ensure that all hydrants are running smoothly. Alliance Water Resources says that some residents might notice a lack of pressure or decolorization of their home water. If you notice discolored water in your home, allow it to run for about one minute until the water runs clear. The AWR will test about 1400 hydrants, checking valve operation, flow rates, and lubrication of the hydrant cap threads. For questions or concerns contact Alliance Water Resources at 573-339-6357, or the Cape Girardeau Fire Department at 573-339-6330.