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Fire Hydrant Testing

Posted 10/05/23

Updated Information About Fire Hydrant Testing in Moundsville

The Moundsville Water Board has been informed by Litman Excavating that the initial testing of the fire hydrants will begin next week. The County’s equipment issues that caused the delay of the fire hydrant testing have been solved.

The testing will begin on Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 and will take place for approximately two weeks, weather permitting. This will occur during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A crew will be visible at various fire hydrants around the City performing the testing.

This hydrant testing will not affect the quality of the water, it will still be the high quality water our customers are accustomed to receiving. However, some residents may experience lower water pressure in areas of town where the flow testing is being completed. Water may also be temporarily discolored. Customers can still safely and confidently use the water during this testing, but are advised to check the water condition before washing clothes.

The Marshall County Commission purchased equipment to complete a four-phase Fire Hydrant Project to be undertaken throughout Marshall County:

Phase 1: Test and record flow data from ALL known fire hydrants in Marshall County. Recalculate GPS coordinates using the Decimal Degree system on top of the hydrant dome. Municipal hydrants will be tested & all data will be turned over to the respective councils.

Phase 2: Repair, upgrade or replace the hydrants found with deficiencies.

Phase 3: Replace threads on hydrants so they are universal throughout the County, enabling all fire departments to connect to all hydrants.

Phase 4: Adding hydrants to areas that meet NFPA standards.

If any resident has questions about the Fire Hydrant Project, please contact the Marshall County Commission.


Thank you for your patience during this testing process.