The city of Geneva had planned to flush fire hydrants throughout the community for a four-week period starting Monday, Aug. 26, as part of an ongoing maintenance program.
In general, hydrants are flushed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday during that four-week period. Residents are urged to limit their water use if possible and refrain from laundering their clothes during this time period to avoid staining from rusty water. The water is safe to drink, but residents are encouraged to let their faucets run for a few minutes if they notice any discoloration.
Signs will be placed in neighborhoods to remind residents that the program is underway in their area. Residents also can view the hydrant flushing progress on the City’s website at www.geneva.il.us.
The city flushes its hydrants twice a year to improve the overall quality of the water by cleaning the water mains of rust and corrosion and to ensure that all fire hydrants are working properly.
For more information, residents can contact Bob VanGyseghem, City Superintendent of Water and Wastewater, at 630-232-1551 or via email at email@example.com.
SOURCE: City of Geneva