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Call (405) 533-8048 between 7 am - 3:30 pm to report any water or sewer issues. Call (405) 372-3292 after-hours. Please include information that will help field personnel locate and repair the leak more quickly.
Routine flushing of hydrants helps remove sediments or deposits that naturally accumulate over time in the pipes. If not removed, water quality will deteriorate causing taste, odor and discoloration problems. You may also notice hydrants being flushed (also known as a “flow test”) by Water Services Operations staff during the day. They are testing to identify the amount of water a certain fire hydrant can deliver during an emergency situation.
Yes, the colors painted on fire hydrants actually mean something! Colors are a quick way for firefighters to determine how much water is available from that hydrant. There are standardized color codes for the amount of water gallons per minute the hydrant can support.
Hydrant colors and gallons per minute (GPM)
Based on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 291. Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and marking of Hydrants, 2016. <500 GPM does not conform to NFPA standard.