Beginning Monday, February 10, and continuing through March 31, 2020, the Lake Charles Fire Department (LCFD) will be conducting its semi-annual testing of water hydrants in the City and in Ward 3, District 2. The LCFD is required to conduct the testing of water hydrants twice per year as one of the conditions to maintain its fire rating. 

The flushing of water hydrants stirs up iron particles and other settled material and may result in a temporary rust-colored condition in the water lines of residences or businesses when the water is in use, but this is a temporary condition and the water is safe for domestic use.

Residents experiencing discolored water during this time can pick up cleaning detergent provided by the Lake Charles Fire Department that should get the red out of clothing.

The cleaning detergent is available at the following locations: the LCFD Administration building at 4200 Kirkman St., LCFD fire trucks, or your neighborhood fire house.  Citizens may also call 491-1598 or 491-1599.