In order to protect the integrity of our water system and ensure that the quality of our water is safe and clean, a bit of unusual maintenance is required.
Fire Hydrant Flushing
If you’ve ever noticed a Jackson Energy Authority serviceman at a fire hydrant that’s gushing water and it’s not an emergency, there’s good reason. Despite our continued efforts of water conservation, periodic flushing of fire hydrants around the city is necessary to ensure the safety and cleanliness of our water.
Jackson Energy Authority works in partnership with the Jackson Fire Department in a joint flushing program to ensure that every fire hydrant in the city undergoes routine flushing. The flushing provides:
- Indications of hydrant, fittings and valve malfunctions
- Chlorine level monitoring to ensure the prevention of bacterial growth
- Flushing of sediments from pipes to ensure water quality
- Pressure testing for adequate fire flows
- Verification of inadequate water volumes and pressures