The Gallup Fire Department will be
conducting annual fire hydrant flow testing, starting Oct 1, 2017. This program
is very important to allow the fire department to identify the amount of water
available for firefighting purposes.
Fire hydrant testing includes capturing pressure readings, flowing water of the
fire hydrant, and documenting any inefficiency found. The maintenance program
is performed by the Gallup Fire Department.
Customers who experience any discolored water problems after the hydrants are
tested, are encouraged to turn on a cold-water faucet outside of the house and
let it run for 5 to 10 minutes. This will normally clear up the agitated water
from the service line to the home. Sediment can accumulate in the lines which
can cause discoloration. It is recommended to check that both the hot and cold
laundry water is clear before washing. A slight decline in water quality is
common immediately after fire hydrant testing has occurred. If water quality
does not improve or further problems occur, contact the City of Gallup Water
Department by calling the Utility Dispatcher at 863-1200.
Testing is expected to take place Monday thru Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
and be completed by October 31, 2017. For more information, please contact
the Gallup Fire Department at 726-5448.
For more information, contact:
Jacob LaCroix, Fire Marshal
Nathan Emerson, Fire Inspector