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The Minot Fire Department has temporarily suspended its annual fire hydrant quality assurance program to comply with the voluntary water restrictions announced last week by the City of Minot.
The Fire Department has been testing selected hydrants on Tuesday mornings since May 16 in areas south of Highway 2 & 52 and east of Broadway, and hydrants north of Burdick Expressway and east of Broadway.
“It makes sense to suspend the program temporarily while the City of Minot has requested residents to voluntarily limit their outdoor usage of water,” said Minot Fire Department Battalion Chief Lonnie Sather. “The hydrant quality assurance program is an important tool in making sure the city’s hydrants are in proper working order in case of emergency, and we look forward to resuming the testing when it’s practical. But for now, the right thing to do is suspend the testing.”
The hydrant testing program will resume once conditions change and the City rescinds the voluntary water restrictions, Sather said.
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