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Hydrant testing in Abbeville could cause temporary water discoloration

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Water drips from a faucet. (File/FOX Carolina) Water drips from a faucet. (File/FOX Carolina)
ABBEVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

DHEC said hydrant testing in Abbeville could cause the water to be temporarily discolored in the area.

The testing began Monday and will continue for about two weeks. DHEC said Abbeville Public Utilities will be flushing and testing all the fire hydrants in the city's system.

According to DHEC, there is also a chance the work will cause discoloration in the tap water of the areas around hydrants being tested.

Mark Hall, director of Abbeville Public Utilities, said it is unlikely that the tap water will become unsafe to drink during hydrant testing, but if the possibility arises, residents in the area will be immediately notified.

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