Posted on: June 15, 2017

Spring 2017 Water System Flushing June 18 - 26

Hydrant Flushing

To cleanse the Village’s water system, personnel will systematically open our fire hydrants to increase water flows – allowing them to “flush” any minerals and deposits from the pipes.

While flushing the system won’t interrupt your water service, when crews are working in your area, you may notice a temporary drop in water pressure or discolored water. This is normal. If this happens, simply let your water run until it is clear.

Typically, flushing will occur overnight during periods of decreased water demand between 9:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.  Flushing will occur June 18th through June 26th and will generally progress from west to east across the Village. Please note that weather and system operation factors may cause this plan to change.

 Customer Tips

  • Avoid running your tap water and using the washing machine or dishwasher while crews are flushing in your area.
  • If discolored water occurs, simply run the cold water on the lowest floor of your house for a few minutes until it clear. This will allow the sediment to work its way through your pipes.
  • Check for discolored water before using the washing machine or dishwasher. Wait until the water runs clear at the tap before doing laundry or running the dishwasher. NOTE: If your laundry becomes stained, DO NOT PUT YOUR?LAUNDRY IN THE DRYER. Rewash clothes immediately using detergent and add a rust remover. Most rust removers can also be used on stained fixtures.
  • In some cases, slight discoloration might linger for a few hours.
  • If water pressure or water volume seems low after flushing has been completed, check your faucet screens for trapped particles.

Residents with questions should contact (855) 722-7072.

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