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Hattiesburg Fire Department to conduct hydrant testing

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Beginning next week the Hattiesburg Fire Department will begin testing the more than 2500 fire hydrants in the city.

The testing is done on a yearly basis to ensure the hydrants are all working properly and so the city can maintain its fire rating.

This year the department will be testing for correct water pressure and ensuring the GPS's installed in the each of the hydrants are working correctly. The GPS in the hydrant makes it easier for the firefighters to locate it in the event of a fire.

 Assistant Chief Paul Presley says the testing should have little effect on residents water supply.

"Occasionally we get a phone call, mostly from local businesses like the cleaners or laundromat and what I advice them to do is give them us a call or call one of the fire stations to find out when the testing will be done," said Presley. "Then we can try and set up a time to test the hydrants and that way they can prepare themselves for whatever they need to do."

Presley says the testing will start next Wednesday and go through the end of November.

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