Clarksville Fire and Rescue Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing and Testing

Fire and Rescue personnel test and flush all fire hydrants citywide annually. A schedule of major streets will be posted here. Please check back for the 2017 schedule.

COMPLETED: Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing and Testing 2017


Clarksville Fire and Rescue Flushing and Testing Schedule 2017
 Morning (8am - 12pm)
 Afternoon (1pm - 4pm)
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017
   Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017
 None Reported
  Professional Park Drive Area   
 Tennova Hospital area
 Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
 Ussery Road
   Med Park Drive
 Cardinal Lane
 Twin Cedars Drive
   Allenwood Drive
 Rossview Road area
 Needmore Road
   Heritage Park
 International Blvd
 Elkmont Drive
   Pollard Road
 Tracy Lane
 Austin Peay campus
   Peachers Mill
 Ft. Campbell Blvd near Jack Miller Blvd
 Bel Air Boulevard area
 Shleton Circle
   Edmondson Ferry Road
 Fox Crossing subdivision
 Donna Drive
   Vaughan Road
 Tylertown Road
     West Park Drive
 Hilldale area
 Friday, Sept. 29, 2017
 Pea Ridge Road
 Vine Street
Trenton Road
Tylertown Road
 Whitfield Road
 Cedar Street
Cunningham Lane  Purple Heart Pkwy
 West Creek subdivision
 Reynolds Street
 Appleton Drive
 RS Bradley Blvd
 West Meadow Drive
 Glenn Street
 Lafayette Road
 Dogwood Lane
 Cumberland Drive
Crossland Avenue
 Fort Street
 Burch Road
 Riverside Drive
Jackie Lorraine Drive
 Olympic Village subdivision
 Wallace Blvd
 E. Boy Scout Road
N. Henderson Way
 Governor Square Mall area
 Terminal Road
 Kenwood Drive
 Powell Road
 Basham Lane
 Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
 Cumberland Drive
 Rudolph Road
 Cunningham Lane
 Peterson Lane
 Edmondson Ferry Rd
 College Street
 Arrowood Drive
 Patricia Drive
 Greenwood Avenue
   S. Jordan Drive
 Old Trenton Road
     Providence Blvd area
 Green Acres subdivision
 Pendleton Drive
 Robin Drive
 Conrad Drive
 Green Acres Drive
 Durrett Drive
 Sewell Drive
 Madison Street area from Holly Circle and Hwy 76
 Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017
 Bluegrass Downs subdivision
 Jockey Drive
 Warfield Blvd
 Bellamy Lane
 Man O War Blvd
   Old Russellville Pike
 High Point Road
 Skyview Circle
 North of Tiny Town Rd (Allen Rd to Twelve Oaks Blvd)
 Memorial Dirve
   Tiny Town Rd (Pembroke Rd to Shorehaven Dr)
 McClardy Rd
 Britton Springs Rd
 Professional Park Drive
 Stokes Road
 Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017
 Tylertown Road
 Oakland Hills and Crosswinds subdivisions (Ellie Nat Dr to Suiter Rd)
 Bel Air area
   Ft. Campbell Blvd area
 Jack Miller Blvd area
 Deer Ridge Drive
 Arrowfield Drive
 Applegrove subdivision
 Granny White Rd area
 Rocky Hill Road
 Wagon Trail  
 High Point Road
 Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
 Pollard Road
 Quentin Drive
 Tiny Town Road
 Fox Trot Drive
 Richardson Street
 Paradise Hill Road
 Oakmont Drive
 Fox Meadow Way
 Thompkins Lane
 Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
 Warfield Boulevard (Salisbury Way and Shady Bluff Trail)  
 Hazelwood subdivision      
 Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
 Ft. Campbell Blvd area (Planet Fitness, Walmart areas)  Eagle Drive
 Hornbuckle Road      
 Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
 Barge Point Road  Sinclair Road    
 Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
 High Point road  Pine Mountain Road  Tylertown subdivision  Benjamin Drive
 Magnolia Drive  Ft. Campbell Boulevard    Ellie Nat Drive
 N. Magnolia Drive    Church Place subdivision  
     West Creek Coyote Trail (West Creek School)
 Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
 Henry Place Blvd area Allen Griffey Rd area  Sango Road area near Clydesdale Drive
 Memorial Drive    
 Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
 Twelve Oaks Blvd and Tiny Town Road area  Eagles View off Trenton Rd  Eagles View Drive
 Dunbar Cave Road area  Hay Market Road area  Eagles Bluff Drive  Talon Hills Drive
 Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
 Brady Drive area on Dover Rd to Lafayette Pointe Circle  Granny White Road
 Rosehill Drive area    Trough Springs Road  Sango Road 
     Countryside Estates subd  Abby Lynn Circle

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 2017

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

 Street Name

 Start Times

 Flushing Time

 Kennedy Lane

12:30 AM, 3AM

60 MIN

 Tylertown Road

12:30 AM, 2:30 AM

60 MIN

 Pineywood Road

1:30 AM

30 MIN
 Sale Road
2:30 AM, 4:30 AM

 45 MIN

 Sadlersville Road

1:30 AM, 2:30 AM

30 MIN
 Tylertown Road

12:30 AM, 2:30 AM

60 MIN, 90 MIN
 Clear Springs Road

1:30 AM, 3:00 AM

30 MIN
 Al Carter Road

1 AM, 3 AM

60 MIN
 Webb Road

1:30 AM, 2:30 AM

30 MIN
 Hampton Station Road

1 AM, 2:30 AM

30 MIN
 Norwood Terrace
1 AM, 2:30 AM

30 MIN
 Hadley Drive

 1 AM, 2 AM

30 MIN
 Dover Road

1 AM, 3 AM
  60 MIN
 Stonegate Drive

1 AM

  120 MIN
 Lafayette Road
 1 AM, 2 AM
30 MIN
 Bagwell Road
1 AM
30 MIN
 Guthrie Road
1:30 AM
30 MIN
 Golson Road
1 AM
30 MIN
 Kay Road
 1 AM
30 MIN
 Zachary Drive
1 AM
60 MIN
 Laura Drive
1 AM
60 MIN
 Stone Container Drive
1 AM
60 MIN
 Merrywood Drive
1 AM
30 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: 11/15/2017 10:38:29 AM