As part of our annual water maintenance program, Public Works employees will be flushing fire hydrants during the entire month of August.
Work will begin in the northeast and southeast sections of the Village and will be completed in a pattern moving from the center toward the outside of the Village and then in a general clockwise rotation throughout the Village, Monday through Friday, from 7:30am-4:30pm.
Because water mains are typically looped together, you may notice that your service pressure is affected even if hydrants are being flushed several blocks away.
During the flushing process, there may be a slight discoloration of the water caused by sediment or rust being flushed from the water mains. If you do experience discoloration in your water service, please don’t be alarmed. Your water will clear up once it is run for a short time. Should you experience rusty colored water, we suggest you run the cold water from the faucet nearest to the water meter (laundry tub, outside faucet) to flush the service, We suggest that on days we flush, you may not want to do laundry during the hours listed above. Possible discoloration in the water can stain light colored clothing.
Please note that your water is safe for all other uses and that slightly higher amounts of chlorine are added to the system during maintenance.
The Village performs annual flushing of hydrants for several reasons which includes:
.Safety – to insure proper operation of each hydrant.
.To clean out rust and sediment that may settle naturally in the system piping.
.To exercise the hydrants and to do preventative maintenance.
If you have any questions regarding this procedure or if you would like to know where we are in the Village, call our office at 419-634-4045.