Starting Monday, September 23, the Maumelle Fire Department, in coordination with Central Arkansas Water, will begin testing public fire hydrants within the city limits of Maumelle. To pose as little inconvenience as possible to residents and businesses, Fire Department crews will conduct the tests during daylight hours.
Maumelle Fire Department, in coordination with CAW, conducts the flow-and-drain tests to ensure the fire hydrants are operating properly and are usable in the event of a fire or other emergency that requires water.
The increased flow of water from the hydrants during testing occasionally can result in discolored water at the customer’s tap. The discolored water is safe but can stain clothing so customers are advised NOT TO WASH clothing in the discolored water. CAW further also advises customers to check for discolored water in their washing machines before washing clothes during the designated flushing period for their geographical area.
The following is the 2019 fire hydrant testing/inspection schedule for Maumelle:
September 23rd, 26th; October 2nd, 8th – Area of the City of Maumelle within a line that roughly runs along Carnahan Drive, Commerce Drive, and Edgewood Drive near Highway 100 on the east; Odom Boulevard and Pleasantwood Drive to the north; Lake Valley Drive and Mountain Valley Drive to the west; and Club Manor Drive and Arnold Palmer Drive to the south.
September 24th, 27th, 30th; October 3rd – Area of the City of Maumelle roughly bordering Milligan Drive and Toulouse Court on the east; Murphy Drive to the north; Odom Boulevard and Club Manor Drive to the west; and Margeaux Drive to the south.
September 25th; October 1st, 4th, and 7th – Area of the City of Maumelle roughly bounded by Victory Lane and Louis Nelson Drive on the east, Odom Boulevard on the north and west; and Arnold Palmer Drive on the south.
ZONE 4 and Make-up Days:
October 9-11th – Area of the City of Maumelle near Timberland Trail and Natural Trail on the east; Eric Place to the north; Odom Boulevard on the west; and White Oak Way to the south.
If a customer has discolored water for more than an extended period of time, the customer should call Central Arkansas Water at (501) 377.1239.
Customers with questions about the actual testing and inspection schedule for the fire hydrants should call Central Arkansas Water at (501) 377.1245 or the Maumelle Fire Department at (501) 851.1337.