Ashland fire hydrants tested for flows

, Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted: Sat, August 16 2014 at 5:57 PM, Updated: Sat, August 16 2014 at 6:41 PM

Ashland fire hydrants tested for flows

Ashland, Ore. -- Ashland residents may notice a change in the color of their water tonight.

At 10:00 p.m. City of Ashland Water Department and Ashland Fire and Rescue will be conducting fire hydrant flow tests near High and Rock Streets.   

The flow tests measure how much water a fire engine can get out of the hydrant.

The tests may cause the faucet water to turn a little brown for surrounding houses, but Battalion Chief Dana Sallee said it's harmless.

If you do notice your water is tea colored, run the faucet for a couple of minutes and it should clear up.

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Kassi Nelson

NBC5 News reporter Kassi Nelson was born and raised in Nebraska. She graduated from the journalism school at University of Nebraska Lincoln where she studied broadcasting.

She also studied philosophy in the Czech Republic. Kassi has visited nine other countries including Sochi, Russia, where she reported on the preparations for the 2014 Olympic Games.

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