Friday, May 27, 2022

CB Fire Department conducts annual hydrant testing

Firefighters in Carolina Beach are being tested and flushed this week. (Courtesy Pexels/By Oscar Sánchez)

CAROLINA BEACH — People traveling or living on Pleasure Island can expect to see fire hydrants being flushed this week.

According to town officials, the Carolina Beach Fire Department will begin testing and hydrants throughout town, a process conducted annually. The purpose is to ensure water flow is adequate and function appropriate, as the hydrants are integral to the department’s ability to extinguish fires.

Officials noted in a press release there will be no interruption with water — in neither service nor pressure. It is normal to see temporary discoloration, the release confirmed.

Concerns can be addressed with the CBFD by calling (910) 458-2985.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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