City of Binghamton to conduct semi-annual hydrant flushing and testing

By WBNG News

City of Binghamton to conduct semi-annual hydrant flushing and testing

September 11, 2013 Updated Sep 11, 2013 at 8:42 AM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) Starting Sept. 16, the City of Binghamton Water Distribution Department will conduct city-wide hydrant flushing and testing.

• Days of the Week; Monday – Friday
• Daytime Testing: 8:00am – 3:00pm
• Nighttime Testing: 7:00pm-11:00pm
• Date Range: approximately four weeks, starting Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.

Water discoloration may be evident at various times during this period.  Nonetheless, the water will remain safe for use.

Hydrant flushing and testing is conducted twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall, and ensures that the City’s water lines are fully functional for purposes of private use, fire protection and other services.