Oviedo Fire Department Masyhead

Fire Hydrant Testing

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Fire Hydrant Testing

Ever wonder why the Fire Dept tests the fire hydrants around the community?


     The City of Oviedo Fire Rescue Department routinely tests the fire hydrants in the Oviedo community.  This test is designed to capture static and flow pressure readings to discover any potential fire hydrant performance issues for corrective action.  In addition, the fire hydrant inspection includes maintenance including lubrication and painting and removal of vegetation that would obsecure the fire hydrant from responding emergency personnel.

     The annual fire hydrant test and maintenance is also an important component of the Insurance Service Office grading of fire protection for a community which results in lower fire insurance premiums for your home and business property.

          It should be noted that is common to experience a slight decline in water quality immediately after fire hydrant testing has occurred.  This is the result of flowing large quanities of water thru the water main which lossens sediment and may become visible in your home when running water thru faucets.  This problem will occur for a short period of time and may be corrected by running your water for several minutes.

For more information, please contact our office at 407-971-5611 or visit our Administration Office at 1934 CR 419 West (Behind Fire Station 3).