The Santa Monica Fire Department is testing all fire hydrants within the Santa Monica city limits this month and next.

Tests consist of opening and closing the fire hydrants to measure proper water flow, and will be conducted during business hours so as to not waste resources or disrupt local traffic.

Local fire companies will be conducting the tests to ensure that fire hydrants work properly in times of emergency.

The fire department asks that citizens and residents not be alarmed when fire crews are nearby and not call local officials when water flows into the streets as a result of the testing.