The capacity to provide water for fire suppression is one of the three basic functions of a water utility. While most water utilities around the country charge customers a public fire protection fee, Jackson Energy Authority offers public fire protection as a service to its customers and community.
Not only are the fire hydrants throughout our city a staple in emergency relief situations, but they are also important to insurance rates.
Think all fire hydrants were red? Guess again. The different colors painted on fire hydrants actually serve a purpose – and it’s not for aesthetics.
Although it seems to be a waste of good, clean water, fire hydrant flushing is essential in protecting public health.