2024 Junction City Fire Hydrant Flushing


The Junction City Fire Department will be continuing the process of hydrant testing starting April 01st during the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday. The City hydrants will be tested to ensure they’re operable and able to produce the required water pressure when needed to supply water for firefighting purposes.

Because this testing must be done during normal operating hours, it is impossible to know in advance just where or when exactly the testing will take place in any specific area.

Opening hydrants can sometimes cause a temporary discoloration of water in nearby homes. The discoloration is not harmful in any way and can be cleared up by running the water for a few minutes.

This kind of testing not only ensures the protection of Junction City residents, it’s also an evaluation indicator used by the Insurance Services Organization which rates cities according to the fire protection they offer. The recent Insurance Services Organization rating resulted in the elevation of the City of Junction City to a Class 3 protection rating, by maintaining a system of checks and maintenance on the City’s fire protection assets, your department is working to maintain and potentially lower the overall Insurance Services Organization’s current rating and with your assistance and patience we can do it.

The following areas is where this year’s testing of hydrants will be;

1st concentration – Zone 213

East of Hwy 77 to Caroline Ave.,,,and South of Saint Marys Rd to Goldenbelt Blvd.

2nd concentration – Zone 215

South of I70, and West of Hwy 77Hwy. Industrial Park Area

3rd Concentration – Zone 210

East of Eisenhower Dr. to Madison St.,,, and North of 8th Street to Ash Street.

4th Concentration – Zone 207

East of Eisenhower Dr to Madison St.,,and from 8th street to the North

5th Concentration – Zone 203

East of 77 Hwy to Custer Rd.,,and Everything Nort of North Park Dr.

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