Beginning Monday, May 10, 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 Class Two Fire Rating. This process is expected to last through Wednesday, June 10.

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.