Clarksville Fire and Rescue Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing and Testing

Fire and Rescue personnel test and flush all fire hydrants citywide annually beginning in April through mid to late May. The schedule below lists major streets; however, testing and flushing will also include surrounding vicinities.   

 Morning Schedule (AM): 8am-12pm


Afternoon Schedule (PM): 1pm-4:30 pm


 Wednesday, May 18, 2016, AM Schedule

 Willow Bend Drive Old Russellville Pike     

 May 13-17, 2016

 No Hydrant Flushing Reported

 Thursday, May 12, 2016, AM Schedule
   Thursday, May 12, 2016, PM Schedule
 No Hydrant Flushing Reported
  Old Russellville Pike
Willowbend Subdivision 
April 27 - May 11, 2016
No Hydrant Flushing Reported
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, AM Schedule
  Wednesday, April 27, 2016, PM Schedule
Memorial Drive
Madison Street
   No Hydrant Flushing Reported
Allendale Drive
 Mon.-Tues., April 25-26, 2016
No Flushing Reported
 Friday, April 22, 2016, AM Schedule
   Friday, April 22, 2016, PM Schedule
 Lowes Drive
Needmore Road areas
   Lowes Drive
Needmore Road areas
       Veterans Plaza
Pageant Lane
       Talley Drive
 Wed.-Thurs., April 20-21, 2016
No Hydrant Flushing Reported
 Tuesday, April 19, 2016, AM Schedule
   Tuesday, April 19, 2016, PM Schedule
R.S. Bradly Boulevard
 Northwest High School
  Wilma Rudolph Blvd.
 Center Pointe Drive
Trough Springs Road
 Abby Lynn Circle
  Greenwood Avenue to North 2nd Street
Countryside Drive
 Love Street
Covington Street
 Trenton Road
Dover Road
 High Point Road
Ginkgo Drive
 Monday, April 18, 2016, AM Schedule
   Monday, April 18, 2016, PM Schedule
 Dover Road
Powers Street
   Jefferson Street
North 1st Street
 Friday, April 15, 2016, AM Schedule
   Friday, April 15, 2016, PM Schedule
 Richview Road
Madison Street at Gas and Water complex
   Rural King area
Sinclair Drive
 Stephanie Drive
Lafayette Road
 Ft. Campbell Blvd
Maple Street

 Thursday, April 14, 2016, AM Schedule


 Thursday, April 14, 2016, PM Schedule

 Hazelwood Subd.  Hazelwood Road areas    None Reported

 Wednesday, April 13, 2016, AM Schedule


 Wednesday, April 13, 2016, PM Schedule

 Henry Place Boulevard Franklin Meadows Way     Paradise Hill Road Wildwood West Subd.
 Paradise Hill Road Savannah Chase Subd.    Lafayette Road Jordan Road
 Trelawny Drive area    Porters Bluff Road Madison Street (towards Lowes)
 W. Washington Street Union Street      
 Ashland City Road area beginning at:      
 Denny Road Beacon Drive      
 Branch Road Circle Drive      

 Tuesday, April 12, 2016, AM Schedule


 Tuesday, April 12, 2016, PM Schedule

 Memorial Drive area Allenwood Drive   Memorial Drive Ext.  North 11th Street
 Hilldale Lane Clearview Drive    Main Street to Commerce Street
 Riverside Drive at Private Drive (Orgain Bldg Supply)      
 Main Street Public Square       
 Strawberry Alley Industrial Park      
 Kennedy Lane Westfield Court      
 Ashland City Road (41A Bypass at Gary Mathews)      
 Vaughan Road        
 Charlemagne Blvd LaSalle Street       
 Cherry Tree Drive North 2nd Street      
 Tennessee Avenue Riverview Cemetery Road      
 McClure Street N. Spring Street area       

 Monday, April 11, 2016, AM Schedule


 Monday, April 11, 2016, PM Schedule

 Pine Mountain Road  Ringgold Road areas  

 None Reported

 Tanglewood Drive area        

 Friday, April 8, 2016, AM Schedule


Friday, April 8, 2016, PM Schedule

 Wilma Rudolph Blvd. Union Hall Road     Wilma Rudolph Blvd.  Stokes Road
 Hazelwood Subdivision Hazelwood Road    Old Russellville Pike  
 Man O War Blvd Ringgold Road     
 Pine Mountain Road      

 Thursday, April 7, 2016, AM Schedule


 Thursday, April 7, 2016, PM Schedule

 Peachers Mill Road Broadripple Drive     Heitts Lane Luxury Drive area 
 W. Boy Scout Road Sheldon Circle     Virginia Hills Subdivision  
 Donna Drive        
 Gateway Hospital area (Tennova)      
 Eva Drive Garrettsburg Road      
 Lafayette Road area Old Hopkinsville Hwy area       

Wednesday, April 6, 2016, AM Schedule


 Wednesday, April 6, 2016, PM Schedule

 Pond Apple Road area Arrowood Drive    Reynolds Street Cedar Street 
 South Jordan Drive Jordan Road     Liberty Park Marina area  
 Broadmore Drive area        
 Tobacco Road (Jack Miller Blvd. to Tiny Town Road area)      
 International Boulevard Ted A. Crozier Sr. Blvd. area       
 Governor's Square Mall area      
 Ussery Road Medical Court       
 W. Park Drive Memorial Drive area      
 Old Russellville Pike        

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, AM Schedule


Tuesday, April 5, 2016, PM Schedule

 Needmore Road Trenton Road     Barkers Mill Road Danbury Drive 
 McClardy Road Kenwood School complex     Old Towne Road Sand Piper Drive 
 N. Henderson Way Cainlo Drive     Wilma Rudolph Blvd./South Hampton Plaza area
 Loupin Drive Warfield Drive     Union Hall Road Teakwood Drive 
 Village Drive        

Monday, April 4, 2016, AM Schedule


 Monday, April 4, 2016, PM Schedule

 Needmore Road Butternut Drive     Windermere Drive  Shelton Estates Subd.
 Crestview Drive Peachers Mill Road     Woodale Drive Donna Drive 
 McKinley Court Buchanon Drive area     Rosehill Drive Professional Park Drive
 Cunningham Lane Evans Road     Weatherly Drive Bell Crossing Subd. 

 Britton Springs Road (area behind Grandpas store)

 Professional Park Drive Big Sky Drive       
 Autumn Winds Apts. October Road       
 Magnolia Drive Donna Drive       
 Rosehill Drive Parkvue Village Way      
 Rotary Hills Court E. Old Ashland City Road areas       



Clarksville Fire and Rescue Hydrant Flushing and Testing Schedule 2015


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

Fire hydrants on the following streets will be automatically flushed according to the schedule through mid to late fall.

 Street Name

 Start Time

 Flushing Time

 Pineywoods Road

 1 AM

 90 MIN

 Webb Road

 2 AM, 4 AM

 90 MIN

 Norwood Terrace

 1 AM

 60 MIN

 Kennedy Lane

2 AM 

120 MIN 

 Lafayette Road

 2 AM

90 MIN 

 Fairway Drive

 3 AM

 30 MIN

 Sale Road

 1:15 AM

30 MIN 

 Tylertown Road

 1 AM

30 MIN

 Hampton Station Road

 1 AM

 30 MIN

 Gholson Road 

 2:30 AM

 15 MIN

 Kay Road

 1:30 AM

 60 MIN

 Sadlersville Road

 2 AM

 30 MIN

 Laura Drive

 2:30 AM

 30 MIN

 Hadley Drive

2:15 AM 

45 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: 5/18/2016 9:55:40 AM