Hydrant flushing in the North Water System began May 5 and will finish on or about Thursday, May 15, the Fox Lake Sewer and Water Department will flush all fire hydrants in the North Water System.
This is to ensure they are in good working order in case of emergencies and to help flush sediment out of the distribution system.
Signs will be posted in each area before flushing begins. Flushing will be done between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.
No laundry on flush days!
Do not do laundry on the day hydrants are flushed in your area. Flushing stirs up rust and you don’t want that in your washer.
After flushing in your area if there is any discoloration in your faucet water, let it run for a few minutes, preferably from the tub spout, and it will clear up. The water is safe to drink.
If you have any questions, call the Fox Lake Sewer and Water Department at (847) 587-3506 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.