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      Fire Department testing hydrants in Marquette

      The Marquette Fire Department is out testing fire hydrants in the city, and they want motorists and residents to be aware.

      Crews were working in the Shiras Hills area this afternoon; however most of their work will be in the central parts of the city. They'll be working until the middle of September, testing pressure levels, and making sure each hydrant works.

      The fire department said a handful of water mains leading to smaller hydrants were damaged by this past winters harsh frost. They also say residents may see a drop in water pressure and sediments in their water during the testing. If you see sediments, let your water run until it clears.

      The Marquette Fire Department also asks motorists to use caution and not drive through the water during the tests.