- Public Works
- Hydrant Flushing
About hydrant flushing
The Department of Public Works periodically conducts hydrant flushing to remove built-up rust and sediment from the water distribution system.
Next scheduled flushing
The next hydrant flushing will begin October 18th and continue through Nov. 1. No flushing will be done on the weekends. Hydrants are flushed to ensure that water does not stagnate in the system. During flushing, you may have a disruption in your water service, and your water may become discolored from iron (rust) in the pipes. There are no known health risks associated with consuming discolored water caused by iron (rust) in the pipes, but Public Works recommends that you refrain from using discolored water until it runs clear. It is recommended that you DO NOT wash clothes when your area is being flushed. If your laundry becomes discolored, keep the items wet and pick up a free bottle of Red-B-Gone at Village Hall.
Blue Hydrant Flushing signs will be placed throughout neighborhoods to alert you of when an area is to be flushed. Flushing begins at the Water Treatment Plant (79 Park St - near the intersection of Water St. and Park St.) and proceeds outward. Crews usually progress towards the north part of the Village first, and once complete, crews progress south.
Keep up with the progress of crews as they work through the Village by viewing the progression map below to best determine when your area will be flushed, or call 708-503-7702.
Hydrant Flushing Map
Highlighted areas are approximate locations only. Click on your neighborhood to view tentative dates when specific areas will be flushed.