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Cape Girardeau fire hydrant testing to begin May 1

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

The Cape Girardeau Fire Department will begin testing fire hydrants on Sunday, May 1. 

The testing is expected to be completed by Tuesday, May 31. 

According to a post on the city's website, during the testing residents may notice a decrease in water pressure and a discoloration in their water. 

For those who see a change in water color, the city recommends running a continuous stream of water for about one minute. Drops in water pressure are expected to be minimal and should only last for a few minutes. 

There are about 2,400 fire hydrants in Cape Girardeau. 

The fire department tests half of them every year to make sure every hydrant is inspected on a two-year rotation. 

Click here to learn more about the testing. 

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