Fire Hydrant Flushing & Testing Schedule

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. 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!

Clarksville Fire and Rescue personnel also flush and test all fire hydrants annually in the spring or early summer. A schedule will be posted here when flushing and testing begins.

Learn more about the City's annual flushing and testing program (PDF).

About Flushing

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 at 931-645-7400.

Water Discoloration

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.

Citywide Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing & Testing by Fire & Rescue Personnel 2019

Date Street Name Street Name Subdivision / Area
April 18 Lucy Lane Shellie Drive Hwy. 12/Ashland City Rd area
  Acorn Drive Cloud Drive Oakview Ridge area
  Eagle View Drive   Eagles Bluff area
  Stillwood Springs Drive   Timber Springs area
  Rossview Road International Boulevard Colony Estates area
      Virginia Hills area
  Ellington Gait Drive   Ellington Chase area
    Shady Maple Drive Welchview area
    Village Way Villages area
  Princess Court N. Meadow Drive Kingswood area
  Post Road Karen Court Oak Hill area
  Holly Circle Irene Drive Beachaven area
  Dogwood lane    
  Shelton Circle   Shelton Estates area
  Hollow Crest Jim Brown Ridgeland Estates area
  Desoto Lane    
April 17 West Creek Drive Peterson Lane  
  Sage Meadow Lane Spring Water Drive  
  Tyler Town Road Governor's Square Mall area  
April 16 Eagle Street Normandy Street  
  Airborne Street   Cunningham Ln. to 101st Pkwy

Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule

Street Name Start Time Flushing Time
Gholson Road, 1324 1 AM 60 MIN
Kennedy Lane, 3488 1 AM 120 MIN