The Amherst Fire Department will be doing fire hydrant testing throughout the spring and summer months.  If you see the Fire Department pick-up truck in your neighborhood avoid the use of water, particularly for washing clothes.  After flushing and testing is complete you may notice that your water is brownish.  You should run your water at a cold, slow stream until it becomes clear. 

Fire hydrant testing is performed to insure that all hydrants are in proper working order and to measure and record the amount of water available.

If you have any questions or problems call the Amherst Fire Department at 988-4117 or Utilities Department at 988-4224.