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Poughkeepsie Fire Department Flushes Hydrants This Week

The city of Poughkeepsie Fire Department will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the city this week.
The city of Poughkeepsie Fire Department will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the city this week. Photo Credit: Fire Hydrant Maintanence

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The city of Poughkeepsie Fire Department this week will be servicing and testing the city fire hydrant system, which is directly linked to the drinking water supply.

During the testing period, the water is safe but should be run until it is clear, and residents should use caution when doing laundry, especially white clothes. The department recommends that residents wait 24-48 hours after the testing has been completed before washing whites.

The following is a list of testing sites for this week:

Monday

  • Vassar Medical Center Facility
  • Lincoln Avenue
  • Livingston Street between South Avenue and Route 9
  • Columbia Street
  • Young Street
  • Reade Place at Young Street

Tuesday

  • Central Hudson Facility
  • Phoenix Street
  • Springside Drive Complex
  • Balsam Square, Aspen Terrace
  • Dogwood Court
  • Academy Street by Springside Drive
  • South Avenue along Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

Wednesday

  • Church Street between Market Street and South Hamilton
  • Academy Street at Church Street
  • Montgomery Street between South Hamilton Street and Market Street
  • Noxon Street
  • Market Street from Church Street to Montgomery Street
  • South Hamilton Street from Church Street to Montgomery Street

Thursday

  • Thurgood Marshall Terrace (109 Delafield St.)
  • Talmadge Street
  • Duane Street
  • Gifford Avenue
  • Verazzano Boulevard
  • Brookside Avenue
  • Hoffman Street at Talmadge Street
  • Washington Street at Fallkill Place

Friday

  • Orchard Place
  • Washington Street from Bain Avenue to Fallkill Place
  • Parker Avenue from Washington Street to North Hamilton Street
  • Fairview Avenue from Parker Avenue to the city line
  • Morton Street

For more information, call 845-451-4079.

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