NEWKIRK – Beginning on Friday and continuing through next week, the Newkirk Fire Department will begin yearly hydrant testing.

The hydrant testing could cause brown water to appear in water lines. If you do see brown water going out of your faucets, hoses, etc., you should continue to run the water to flush your lines. The testing helps the Newkirk Fire Department know which hydrants need to be fixed or replaced and also as part of the ISO grading.