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City Of Poughkeepsie Fire Department Testing Fire Hyrdrants

Fire hydrants in Poughkeepsie are being flushed this week.
Fire hydrants in Poughkeepsie are being flushed this week. Photo Credit: Hub via Flickr

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department is servicing and testing the city fire hydrant system. This system is directly linked to the drinking water supply.

During the testing period, the water is safe, but should be run until it is clear. Residents should use caution when doing white laundry, it is recommended to wait 24 to 48 hours after the testing has been completed in the neighborhood.

During the next three weeks, hydrants in the southwest section of the city will be tested from Main Street – South to the City Limits and South Hamilton Street – West to the Hudson River. the specific locations and dates are as follows:

  • Monday, May 23
    • South White Street
    • Fox Terrace
    • May Street
    • Edgar Street
    • Gray Street
    • South Cherry from Forbus Street to College Avenue
    • College Avenue from South Cherry Street to Lown Court
    • Lown Court
    • Daniels Court
    • Forbus Street from South Cherry Street to Daniels Court
  • Tuesday, May 24
    • Monell Avenue
    • Fox Hill Condos:
    • Crystal Hill Lane
    • 3706 Wildberry Ct.
    • 3803 Deer Path
    • Georgetown Square (South Grand Avenue)
    • Meyer Avenue between Hooker Avenue and Willow Avenue
    • Hooker Avenue and Mildred Avenue
    • No. 2 Kingston Avenue- Service Drive
    • (side of) No. 22 Lown Court- College Avenue and Lown Court
  • Wednesday, May 25
    • South Hamilton Street Between Montgomery Street and Franklin Street
    • Franklin Street Between South Hamilton Street and Garfield Place
    • Garfield Place
    • Academy Street Between Montgomery Street and Franklin Street
    • Carroll Street Between Montgomery Street and Franklin Street
    • Barclay Street
  • Thursday, May 26
    • South Hamilton Street Between Franklin Street and Livingston Street
    • Livingston Street Between South Hamilton Street and South Avenue
    • Wilbur Court Service Drive
    • Carroll Street Between Franklin Street and Holmes Street
    • Holmes Street
    • Academy Street Between Franklin Street and Livingston Street
  • Friday, May 27
    • Jefferson Plaza
    • Jefferson Street
    • Montgomery Street between Jefferson and Market Street
    • Williams Street
    • Center Street
    • Grove Street
    • Pine Street
    • Church Street between Mid-Hudson Bridge and Market Street

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