NCFD: Hydrant testing may discolor tap water

Signs like this one will go up in neighborhoods where testing is scheduled (NCFD)

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The North Charleston Fire Department announced they will be conducting hydrant testing throughout the city this month.

In a statement on the city's blog, officials say firefighters will open each hydrant to make sure it works properly and that enough water will be available in case of a fire. Signs will be posted in the affected neighborhoods to let residents know that testing is going on.

One side effect is the possibility that sediment from the water system could show up in tap water. Officials said if you see discolored water in your home, to just run the tap until it runs clear.If you encounter any other problems with your water, please contact your water department.

Charleston Water System can be reached at (843) 727-6800 or Dorchester County Water and Sewer Department may be reached at (843) 832-0075.