The Ponca City Fire Department will begin annual testing and maintenance of fire hydrants today, September 11. Testing will occur Monday through Thursday each week between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The hydrant testing project will be completed in approximately three weeks.

Hydrant testing near your home may cause your tap water to be discolored. If discoloration is noticed, you should flow water from the faucets in your home until it becomes clear again.

Water discoloration is not a health threat. However, water should be monitored before washing clothes because discolored water may stain clothing.

Residents who live near area borders should also monitor their water on the days designated for testing in nearby areas.

MONDAY-Area south of Hartford Ave. and west of Union.

TUESDAY- Area south of Highland between Union and 14th.

WEDNESDAY-Area north of Highland between Union and 14th and the area north of Hartford  and west of Union.

THURSDAY-Area east of 14th.