Hydrant testing to start in Amherst; follow these tips

Amherst firefighters will start annual fire hydrant testing on April 10.

If a fire department pick-up truck is seen in your neighborhood, avoid using water, particularly for washing clothes. After the flushing and testing is complete, residents should run their water for two or three minutes until the water becomes clear.

Testing is done to ensure that all hydrants are in proper working order and to measure the amount of water available.

If you experience any problems, call the Amherst utilities office at 440-988-4224 or the fire station at 440-988-4117.