City of Fallon news: Annual city cleanup

The Help Keep Fallon Green City Cleanup begins Monday (April 19) and runs through April 23.
The city will haul your discarded items for free.
Call when you have placed any unwanted items where your garbage is normally picked up.
If you have heavy or unmanageable items or issues that require special consideration, contact City Hall at 775-423-3040 to schedule a pickup time.

FIRE HYDRANT TESTING
The city of Fallon’s annual fire hydrant testing runs through April 30.

The city and Fallon Churchill Volunteer Fire Department will be testing fire hydrants during the evenings through the end of the month. The annual testing is vital to ensure the system is functioning properly. This is one of the requirements the fire department must complete in order to maintain its ISO Class 1 rating.

During this period of peak fire demand water testing, it is common for water consumers to experience discolored water. The discoloration occurs due to abnormally high flows in the piping system, which can stir up small amounts of naturally occurring sediment. Although the water may be discolored, it has been properly treated and is entirely safe. If the water is heavily discolored, residents may wish to temporarily refrain from drinking or washing clothes.

After testing is complete, any discolored water in your home can usually be removed by flushing your water pipes for several minutes. It is best to flush cold water from an outdoor hose bib or an interior bathtub fixture.

For questions, contact the City Clerk’s office at 775-423-5104.

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