Hydrant Flushing Fall 2023

The Department of Public Services will be conducting routine maintenance on the Village’s fire hydrants beginning the week of September 4th.  Hydrants to the west of Evergreen Road will be inspected to see if any routine repairs are needed. They will also be flushed.  Hydrants to the east of Evergreen Road will just be inspected. 

Flushing is done to remove sediment and water that builds up near hydrants and other locations in the water lines.  It also makes certain the hydrants are in operating order.  Flushing will not begin until 9:00 a.m., allowing residents in the nearby area to utilize water in the morning.  Water can still be used while hydrants are being flushed, but nearby residents may experience low water pressure and discoloration of their water.  If you do experience this, you can clear out the water by running your cold water at the lowest point in your house for 20 minutes.  For more information, please review this guide. The whole process is expected to take about 2 months to complete.  Local schools will not be affected during the week.  Village staff will coordinate with each individual school to find a weekend suitable for their schedule.  The Village appreciates your patience during this time.