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Posted on: September 26, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Fire Hydrant Flow Testing

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The Gallup Fire Department will be conducting annual fire hydrant flow testing, starting Oct 1, 2017. This program is very important to allow the fire department to identify the amount of water available for firefighting purposes.

Fire hydrant testing includes capturing pressure readings, flowing water of the fire hydrant, and documenting any inefficiency found. The maintenance program is performed by the Gallup Fire Department. 

Customers who experience any discolored water problems after the hydrants are tested, are encouraged to turn on a cold-water faucet outside of the house and let it run for 5 to 10 minutes. This will normally clear up the agitated water from the service line to the home. Sediment can accumulate in the lines which can cause discoloration. It is recommended to check that both the hot and cold laundry water is clear before washing. A slight decline in water quality is common immediately after fire hydrant testing has occurred. If water quality does not improve or further problems occur, contact the City of Gallup Water Department by calling the Utility Dispatcher at 863-1200.

Testing is expected to take place Monday thru Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and be completed by October 31, 2017. For more information, please contact the Gallup Fire Department at 726-5448.


For more information, contact:

Jacob LaCroix, Fire Marshal

(505) 726-5448


Nathan Emerson, Fire Inspector

(505) 726-5448


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