Fire Hydrant Flushing Set to Begin

October 4, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: RICK HEARIN 479-4660

The Jacksonville Water Department along with the Jacksonville Fire Department will soon begin flushing fire hydrants.  The purpose is to ensure the hydrants are in good working order.

Occasionally, residents may experience slight water discoloration and some loss of pressure when the fire hydrants are being flushed in their area.  During the period of discoloration we suggest not to do light colored laundry.  The water quality is not affected by the process and the pressure is restored once the flushing is complete.  If discoloration is experienced, it should dissipate within a few hours. 

For additional publications about fire hydrant flushing please visit the Utility Departments webpage at at jacksonvilleil.gov>Utility Department>Water and Sewer Operations>Water Supply Information.

Please call 479-4660 if you have any questions.