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Yonkers Fire Department to Begin Annual Fire Hydrant Inspection Program Monday, April 9

Post Date:04/02/2018 3:14 PM

Mayor's News

YONKERS, NY – April 2, 2018– The City of Yonkers Fire Department today announces its commencement of its annual fire hydrant inspections, set to begin Monday, April 9 throughout the City. Yonkers firefighters are expected to conduct the inspections in a span of six to eight weeks. The work will take place between 9:00am and 1:00pm Monday through Friday. 

The program is designed to test the City’s 4,280 fire hydrants to ensure they are working properly, have proper pressure and can function effectively in the event of a fire. 

While the inspections take place, residents can expect to see fire trucks and crews of firefighters identifying hydrants on their streets, and opening the hydrants and flowing water during the testing procedure. While the inspections occur, residents may experience fluctuations in water pressure and discolored water, due to a disruption of the water system from opening and closing the hydrants. Robo calls will be sent to residents alerting them when the Yonkers Fire Department will be in their area and may affect their water service.

To prevent laundry staining, it is recommended that residents avoid doing laundry during the hours of inspection; once cold water runs clear it is safe to run laundry. In the event that laundry is ruined, residents are encouraged to contact Yonkers Water Bureau at (914) 377-6765 to obtain ‘Red-B-Gone’ stain remover at no cost to them.

Residents are encouraged to check the City website for the most updated information. Residents can also contact the Mayor’s Helpline at 914-377-HELP (4357) for additional questions or concerns.