Effective immediately, officials at the Village of Fredericktown have prohibited the Fredericktown Community Fire District from conducting our annual fire hydrant flow testing.
Although the Village does flush the municipal water system on an annual basis, this procedure WILL NOT provide the essential fire flow data that is collected through the fire hydrant testing procedure. This data and operational verification is utilized in our fire preplanning procedures of homes and businesses. Additionally, the data is provided to the Village to assist them in monitoring and forecasting water system insufficiencies.
In 2019, our testing took place immediately following the flushing process. Our test results noted 9 fire hydrant deficiencies with 4 of them being inoperable hydrants. This exemplifies the necessity of frequent fire hydrant testing.
We regret that we are unable to provide this valuable service to our community.