ofd 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (04/03/2013) – The Owensboro Fire Department will start its annual fire hydrant flow testing and inspection program this month. This is a very important piece of the emergency preparedness program within the city, and the Owensboro Fire Department works very closely with Owensboro Municipal Utilities water crews to make sure our water system meets the needs of community emergency services.
 
This testing is also vital to maintaining our strong ISO rating and helping keep insurance rates low.
 
The Owensboro Fire Department will flow test nearly 1,000 hydrants annually, and such testing typically occurs on Mondays. Officials ask that citizens keep the safety of firefighters in mind when they are in the area. Also, officials ask that motorists to avoid driving through the high pressure flowing water near the hydrant during the testing.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Abby Shelton
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Spring Lawn, Garden Fair Participants Learn from ‘The Masters’

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (04/26/15) – Pennyroyal Master Gardener Association hosted its third annual Spring Lawn and Garden… Read More

Focus on Hopkins County: Interview with Sheriff Matt Sanderson and Roneshia Evans

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/25/15) — Tim Thomas speaks with Hopkins County Sheriff Matt Sanderson and Roneshia Evans with… Read More
1 DOW 18,080.14
+21.45 (0.12%)    
2 S&P 2,117.69
+4.76 (0.23%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,092.08
+36.02 (0.71%)    

Most Read This Week

April 17, 2015 12475

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 7660

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 5827

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 20, 2015 4945

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 24, 2015 4261

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 12475

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8853

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 25, 2015 1320

Above and Beyond: Wade Simons

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 1035

Elementary Girls in Good GRACES with Unique…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 940

Planning Commission Approves Zoning Amendments…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 889

Superheroes ‘Bowl for Kids Sake’

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 804

Webster County Traffic Advisory

by Keith Todd
April 26, 2015 799

New Drug Helps Farmer with Parkinson's Return to…

by Laura Dawahare
April 25, 2015 768

Focus on Hopkins County: Interview with Sheriff…

by Tim Thomas
April 25, 2015 722

Tobacco Quitline Callers Eligible for Extra…

by Beth Fisher
April 25, 2015 670

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 664

Keeping the Faith - 'To Die Trying'

by Ronnie McBrayer