Why does my water turn brown when firefighters turn on fire hydrants?
The Department inspects fire hydrants for proper operation at least once every year. We turn the fire hydrants on to make sure they operate properly. The hydrants are turned on slowly so as not to stir up the sediment that is in the pipes, but at times the sediment does get stirred up and the water coming out of your faucet can be brown in color. Simply let the water run for several minutes and it will eventually clear.

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1. Why do firefighters break out windows and cut holes in a roof during a fire?
2. Why do firefighters block traffic lanes at motor vehicle accidents and more lanes than are necessary?
3. Sometimes I see fire apparatus with lights and siren in operation proceeding through intersections and then after they go through they turn off their lights and slow down?
4. Why does my water turn brown when firefighters turn on fire hydrants?
5. Why do firefighters shop at the local grocery stores?
6. Why are smoke detectors so important?