Beginning Monday, October 31, 2022, the Lake Charles Fire Department (LCFD) will be conducting its annual inspection of water hydrants in the City and in Ward 3, District 2. The LCFD is required to conduct the inspection of water hydrants once per year and 25 percent flow testing as one of the conditions to maintain its Class Two Fire Rating. This process is expected to last through December 31, 2022.

The inspection and flow testing 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.