Oakland conducting fire hydrant flushing

The work will take place Nov. 2 through 6 and might cause water interruption and discoloration.

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The town of Oakland Utility Department is continuing its hydrant-flushing and valve exercising program. This is an ongoing maintenance program to ensure the town is delivering the highest quality, and quantity, of water to the customer.

The work being performed is during regular working hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, through Monday, Nov. 6.
The operation will include flushing of nearly 100 fire hydrants in areas east of the Florida’s Turnpike, with the remaining 150 scheduled at a later date. This is an exercise mandated by the Department of Environmental Protection, which all public-owned water systems must undertake. Water service might be interrupted for a short period, and residents could experience some discoloration of their water. This is expected and is a normal occurrence when existing water mains are disturbed.
The water discoloration poses no health hazard, but residents should refrain from the consumption of the discolored water. If residents experience discoloration, they should allow the water to run from the cold water tap until it clears. Do not use the hot water tap until the water has cleared. Caution should be used when washing clothing.
For information, call (407) 656-1117, Ext. 2304 during normal business hours.


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