Testing hydrant pressure

Collin Stegall of Texas Hydrant Services opens up a fire hydrant while Ronnie Stegall looks on back in 2015. The duo was clearing out fire hydrants and assessing their flow rate. They are checking every hydrant in the city.

The city of Brenham’s Water Department will be conducting the yearly distribution system chlorine maintenance from Aug. 1 to Aug. 30. The routine maintenance is designed to keep the water supply clean and minimize potential for the occurrence of harmful bacteria.

“Although there are no indications of bacteriological contamination in our water system, we use this maintenance period to prevent the formation of nitrifying bacteria and biofilm,” Brenham Water System Superintendent Matthew Monfreda said. “During this time, the water disinfection process will be changed from chloramines to free chlorine, which is a stronger and faster-acting disinfectant.”

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