Beginning Monday, May 21st through Friday, May 25th and continuing Monday, May 28th through Friday, June 1st, Douglas County Fire District No.2 firefighters will be flushing, testing and maintaining fire hydrants in the service area of the District which includes the communities of Dixonville, Green, Melrose, Winchester, Wilbur, Garden Valley, Umpqua, and Calapooia; the City of Sutherlin; and unincorporated areas of the City of Roseburg. Testing will be conducted from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on these dates. Water discoloration is possible throughout this process depending on how bad the sediment is and how long the hydrant has to flow. Regardless of how it may appear, the water is safe to drink. If water would be unsafe to drink, a boil alert would be issued by the water purveyor(s). If you experience issues with your water during this time, please allow water to run through your faucets until it clears.
Should you have any questions or desire more information about fire hydrant flushing/testing and other fire safety and injury prevention topics contact Douglas County Fire District No.2 Fire Prevention Bureau at 541-673-5503.