Clarksville Fire and Rescue Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing and Testing

Fire and Rescue personnel flush and test all fire hydrants citywide annually. Flushing and testing began on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 and will continue through the end of June or early July. A schedule of major streets will be posted here. Please check this web page often to see if daily flushing and testing is being done in your neighborhood.

Click here or scroll down to learn more about the City's annual flushing and testing program.

Monday, June 25, 2018
 Providence Boulevard    
 Oak Street    
 E Street    
 Circle Hill Drive    
 Cave Springs Road    
 Kroger at Dover Crossing and vicinity    
 Friday, June 22, 2018
 Tylertown Road    Market Street
 North and South Jot Drive    N. Ford Street
 Oakland Road    Olympic Village
 Stonewall Lane and vicinity    Chapel Street
 Kingswood Gardens    E Street
 Ashford Place Apartments    Vaughan Road and vicinity
 Belle Forest Apartments    
 Clarksville High School area    
Thursday, June 21, 2018
 None Reported
 Wednesday, June 20, 2018
 None Reported
 Tuesday, June 19, 2018
 Granny White Road    Quarry Road
 West Creek School areas    N. Ford St
     Olympic Village
     E Street and vicinity
 Monday, June 18, 2018
 None Reported
 Friday, June 15, 2018
 None Reported
 Monday, June 18, 2018
 None Reported
 Thursday, June 14, 2018
 Daniel Street    Lancaster Road
 E. Happy Hollow Drive    Orchard Park & Grandview Apartments
 W. Happy Hollow Drive    W. Concord Drive
 Paradise Hill Road    Lealand Drive
     Ft. Campbell Boulevard
 Wednesday, June 13, 2018
 Memorial Drive, Maxwell to Richview Middle School
 Hawkins Road    Needmore Road
 Cloverdale Drive    Keyland Drive
 Cottonwood Drive    Derby Drive
 Hillwood Drive    Gale Drive
 Slayden Circle    Lark Drive
 Peachers Mill Road    Thrush Drive
 Pollard Road    Shortridge Drive
 Sarah Drive    Shelby Street
 Cave Street    Danko Lane
 Circle Hill Drive    Cave Springs Road
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
 None Reported
Monday, June 11, 2018
 Orchard Park Apartments    Birchwood Subdivision
 Cherry Tree Drive    Burch Road
 Pine Tree Circle    Armistead Drive
 Raintree Drive     Aster Drive
 Friday, June 8, 2018
 Greenwood Avenue    Birchwood Subdivision and vicinity
 Seven Mile Ferry Road    Burch Road
 Swift Drive    Notgrass Road
 R S Bradley Boulevard    Wallace Boulevard
 Rider Avenue    Collier Road
 Kirby Drive    Orchard Park Apartments
 Lafayette Road    Grandview Apartments
     Bevard Road
     Manorstone Lane
 Thursday, June 7, 2018
 International Boulevard     Hampshire Drive
 Trenton Road      Kimbrough Road
 Winding Bluff Way      Peartree Drive
 Leslie Wood Drive      Partridge Court
 Cyprus Court      Fairway Drive
 Apple Grove Subdivision area     Memorial Drive
 Pollard Road    
 Beth Drive    
 Wednesday, June 6, 2018
 Professional Park Drive    
 Stokes Road    
 Weatherly Drive    
  Tuesday, June 5, 2018
 Cumberland Drive    Tiny Town Rd. (Pembroke Rd. to Ft. Campbell Blvd.) 
 Crossland Avenue    Oakmont Drive 
 Riverside Drive    Oakmont Subdivision
 Hickory Heights    Arrowood Drive
 Batts Lane    S. Jordan Drive
 Biglen Road    Northridge Drive
 Evans Road    Appleton Drive
 Britton Springs Road    Northwest High School area
     N. Liberty Church Road
     Cunningham Lane
 Monday, June 4, 2018
 Clearview Drive    International Boulevard 
 Georgetown Road    Exit 11 and vicinity 
 Hampshire Court    Sango Road
 Hampshire Drive    Windermere Drive 
 Craigmont Boulevard    Ft. Campbell Boulevard 
 Cambridge Road    Wal-Mart & Hampton Plaza vicinity 
 Seven Springs Road    Peachers Mill Rd. near Norwood Ter. and Marshall Dr. 
 Norwood Terrace    Wilma Rudolph Boulevard and vicinity 
 Peachtree Road    Industrial Park and vicinity 
 Kimbrough Road    Kingsbury Court 
 Seven Mile Ferry Road    Pumping Station Road 
 Gatlin Street    
 Friday, June 1, 2018
 Union Hall Road and vicinity    Windermere Drive 
 Trenton Road and vicinity    Hornbuckle Road 
 Needmore Road    Holly Point 
 Elkmont Drive    Whitetail Drive 
 Sungarcane Way    West Park Drive 
 Holly Rock Drive    Allenwood Drive
 Sugarcane Subdivision    Keith Drive 
 Jack Miller Boulevard    Hilldale Lane 
 Tobacco Road    Pardue Court 
 Rossview Schools and vicinity    Tylertown Road and vicinity 
 Dunlop Lane    Power Street 
 International Boulevard    Walnut Street 
     Peach Street
Thursday, May 31, 2018
 Tennova Hospital area    Professional Park Drive
 Dunlop Lane    
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
 May Apple Drive    Cumberland Drive 
 Long Beach Drive    Riverside Drive 
 Lewter Drive    Crossland Avenue 
 Britton Springs Road    Purple Heart Parkway
 Lafayette Road    N. Liberty Church Road and vicinity 
 Tuesday, May 29, 2018
 Suiter Rd.        Jack Miller Blvd. and vicinity
 Fox Crossing    Providence Blvd. and vicinity
 Tylertown Rd. to Suiter Rd.    Walnut St.
 Crosswinds and Tylertown subdivisions    Ussery Rd.
 101st and Parkway Place    Louis Ussery Rd.
 Peachers Mill Rd to Pine Mountain Rd.    Stonegate Dr.
 Woodbury Dr.    Merrywood Dr.
 Meadowbrook subdivision    W. Park Dr.
 Pollard Rd.    Allenwood Dr. and vicinity
     International Blvd. and vicinity


Gas and Water Fire Hydrant Flushing

Gas and Water fire hydrant flushing is ongoing and takes place throughout the year at several locations in Clarksville. Please view the current flushing list and the weekly, bi-monthly and monthly list by clicking the document link below.

Clarksville Gas and Water Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule 2016 

Clarksville Gas and Water Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule 2015 


Automatic Fire Hydrant Flushing Daily Schedule 2018

Fire hydrants on the following streets are currently being automatically flushed according to the schedule below.

 Street Name

 Start Times

 Flushing Time

 Webb Road 1 AM 60 MIN
 Norwood Terrace  1 AM  60 MIN 
 Kennedy Lane 1 AM 120 MIN
 Harper Road  1 AM  30 MIN 
 Sale Road 1 AM 60 MIN
 Tylertown Road 1 AM 120 MIN
 Hampton Station Road 1 AM 60 MIN
 Clear Springs Road 1 AM 60 MIN
 Kay Road  1 AM  90 MIN 
 Sadlersville Road 1 AM 60 MIN
 Laura Drive  1 AM  60 MIN 
 Hadley Drive  1 AM  60 MIN 
 Stone Container Drive 1 AM 30 MIN
 Guthrie Road 1 AM 30 MIN
 Al Carter Road 1 AM 120 MIN 
 Pondywood Road 1 AM 30 MIN
 Dover Road, 224 1 AM 120 MIN
 Stonegate Drive  1 AM  120 MIN 
 Lafayette Drive  1 AM  120 MIN 
 Zachary Drive  1 AM  60 MIN 
 Dover Road, 763  1 AM  30 MIN 


Clarksville Fire Hydrant Flushing Program

Clarksville Gas and Water is committed to delivering the safest and highest quality of water to your tap each and every time you turn it on and our Fire Hydrant Flushing Program is one of several processes designed to help us meet that commitment.

Fire hydrant flushing is a routine maintenance process where hydrants are turned on to allow water to flow for several hours. Flushing is necessary to remove sediment and iron compounds from water mains and to circulate the water to help prevent stagnant water problems from developing.

Throughout the year, you may notice water running along the street where water department personnel are flushing hydrants. Hydrants are often left unattended, but don’t be alarmed; personnel will return to turn them off once the flushing process is finished.

A list of scheduled hydrant flushing and testing is maintained on this web page and will be routinely updated. Please check this list often to learn if hydrant flushing is scheduled in your neighborhood. If you notice a leaking hydrant not on the schedule it may in fact need repair. Please report it to our customer service department, (931) 645-7400.

It’s also important to know that residents in the immediate vicinity of hydrant flushing may experience temporary discoloration of their water. The discoloration consists primarily of harmless silt and air and does not affect the safety of the water. If you experience discoloration in your water after hydrant flushing in your neighborhood, clear the pipes in your home by running all water faucets for a few minutes.

Here are a few commonly asked questions and steps to take when fire hydrant flushing occurs in your neighborhood.

Q. Why does my water look discolored after hydrant flushing?
A. When a hydrant is opened, there will always be temporary incidences of discolored water containing fine sediment particles. There is no health hazard associated with this discolored water. It is safe to drink and continues to meet all federal and state drinking water standards. Allow a few minutes but up to 4 hours for discoloration to dissipate. If the discoloration persists for more than twenty-four (24) hours, please contact our Water Treatment Plant at (931) 553-2440.

Q. Is the Water Department the only ones who flush fire hydrants and lines?
A. No, Fire Departments are required to flush hydrants when they are testing them to ensure adequate flow and pressure is available.

Q. When does flushing normally occur?
A. The Water Department flushes throughout the year so that the water does not stagnate in less active parts of the water distribution system. Clarksville Fire and Rescue flushes all hydrants within city limits during the spring beginning in April.

Q. How does hydrant flushing affect me?
A. Again, the largest complaint during and just after hydrant flushing is discolored water. Here’s what you should do if hydrant flushing is taking place in your neighborhood:

  • If possible, avoid using water while the hydrant flushing is taking place. By not taking water from the tap or running appliances that use water (dishwashers and washing machines), you can prevent discolored water from entering your household plumbing altogether.
  • Avoid doing laundry while hydrant flushing is taking place. The discolored water can sometimes stain fabrics. Wait until water runs clear at the tap before using your washing machine, and wash a load of dark clothes first. If laundry appears to be stained, keep articles wet and do not dry them. Rewash load using a stain/rust remover (such as a product called “Rust Out”). Do Not Use Bleach on stained laundry as bleach will “set” the stain. 
  • If you encounter discolored water following hydrant flushing, run the cold water taps throughout your home (bathroom sinks and tubs, kitchen faucets, etc.) for 5 to 10 minutes or until water clears. This allows discolored water to work its way out of your household plumbing. 
  • If, after hydrant flushing, your water pres¬sure or volume seems low, clean faucet screens to remove silt and mineral sediment that could be obstructing water flow.

Thank you for your cooperation as we do the important and necessary job of maintaining the integrity of our water system in order to continue delivering safe and high water quality to your home!

Click here to view or print a copy of the Clarksville Fire Hydrant Flushing Program.

Last updated: 6/25/2018 10:24:47 AM